One person who seemed to be the most disappointed by the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV was Patrick Mahomes’ mother, Randi, who sent out some odd tweets aimed at Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bündchen, as well as the referees.
"If you have the ref on your team is that really winning!!!" Randi tweeted at Bündchen
Some fans thought that Randi wasn’t wrong, as the Chiefs were called for 11 accepted penalties which equalled 120 penalty yards but the Buccaneers were hit with four penalties for 39 total yards, according to Sporting News.
"What a joke ref!!! Really.." Randi tweeted.
What a joke ref!!! Really..— Randi Mahomes (@tootgail) February 8, 2021
"Got to be kidding me... their fans are bragging 'we have the refs on our team'......i Still believe.." she wrote.
Got to be kidding me... their fans are bragging “we have the refs on our team”......i Still believe..— Randi Mahomes (@tootgail) February 8, 2021
"Looks like the fans were right. The refs are for the other team. Even their fans say it’s so.. smh.. i still believe."
Looks like the fans were right. The refs are for the other team. Even their fans say it’s so.. smh.. i still believe 💛❤️— Randi Mahomes (@tootgail) February 8, 2021
In a since-deleted Instagram Story, Randi posted a screenshot of a tweet from Bündchen which was liked by the NFL. "Enough said," she wrote.
"Let’s gooooooooo!!!!!! @TomBrady -> @RobGronkowski," Bündchen tweeted.
The supermodel didn’t respond to any of the posts sent her way.
In the second quarter, the Chiefs’ defense got stopped twice before being foiled by penalties, which Brady used to throw a 17-yard touchdown to Rob Gronkowski. Later in the same quarter, the Chiefs’ were called for a long-pass interference penalty and another one on a ball that seemed impossible to catch. Just before halftime, Brady was able to throw another touchdown to Antonio Brown, Sporting News reported.
However, drops from the Chiefs’ pass-catchers and a lack of protection of Mahomes also contributed to the loss.
Things seemed to cool down later when Randi met Brady’s parents. "Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Brady. Super classy parents. I loved your kind words @tombrady #blessed," she wrote. In the first photo she posed with Galynn Brady which was followed by a group shot.
"Now this is classy compared to your previous posts!" one fan noted.
"Patrick has nothing to be ashamed of. He played his heart out all season," another said.
"Great role models! Glad you can recognize it so next time you don't participate in the bashing of the refs!" a third fan wrote.
"LOVE YOU BRO BRO," Patrick’s younger brother, Jackson, tweeted.
LOVE YOU BRO BRO🖤— Jackson Mahomes (@jacksonmahomes) February 8, 2021
Before the Super Bowl, Randi previously criticized Clevelands’ Mack Wilson after Mahomes received a hit in the divisional round that concussed him.
Meanwhile, Sarah Thomas made history as the first female Super Bowl referee.
"Her elite performance and commitment to excellence has earned her the right to officiate the Super Bowl. Congratulations to Sarah on this well-deserved honor," NFL executive vice president of football operations Tony Vincent told CBS.