'Deserved that': Cincinnati mayor responds to being called 'jabroni' by Chiefs' Travis Kelce

The Kansas City Chiefs are going back to the Super Bowl.

The Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals for the first time in four games with a 23-20 win in the AFC championship game on Sunday.

And Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce couldn’t wait to rub it in, following the trash talk they endured before the game.

“Burrowhead my ass, it’s Mahomes’ house,” Kelce said during the CBS postgame interview between quarterback Patrick Mahomes and sideline analyst Tracy Wolfson.

Kelce also had some further words for Cincinnati mayor Aftab Pureval, who in a video this week, said city officials asked Burrow to take a paternity test to see if he was Mahomes’ father after the three wins.

“Know your role, and shut your mouth, you jabroni,” Kelce said, repeating one of the famous wrestling catchphrases from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, directed to Pureval, during the AFC championship trophy ceremony after the game.

Pureval faced the music soon after Kelce's comments, taking to social media to write: "Yeah. Deserved that."

Bengals fans referred to the Chiefs’ home stadium, Arrowhead Stadium, as "Burrowhead Stadium" in reference to Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow’s three previous wins over the Chiefs.

Pureval later walked back on his comments in the video, posting in a tweet: “Bengals nation, Lol. I hear you. My competitive juices and love for cincy got the best of me. My bad. Staying hungry and humble. See you Sunday. Who Dey baby!”

Travis Kelce celebrates the Chiefs' AFC championship game win.
Travis Kelce celebrates the Chiefs' AFC championship game win.

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Mahomes, playing on a bum right ankle, ran for a first down late in the fourth quarter and kicker Harrison Butker kicked a 45-yard field goal to help Kansas City defeat Cincinnati.

Mahomes was hit out of bounds by Bengals linebacker Joseph Ossai, giving the Chiefs a personal foul penalty that moved the field goal closer for Butker to kick with three seconds left in the game.

The Chiefs will face the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona, hoping to win their second Super Bowl in four years. Meanwhile, the Bengals’ bid to reach two straight Super Bowls fell short.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Cincinnati mayor responds to being called 'jabroni' by Travis Kelce