Jackson Mahomes, the brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, caught flak after dancing on the jersey-number memorial for a slain Washington player who was honored Sunday. (Watch the video below.)
The younger Mahomes posted a TikTok clip showing him dancing atop the late Sean Taylor’s No. 21 logo on the sideline during Sunday’s game at Washington’s FedEx Field. The Washington Football Team held a ceremony to retire the star safety’s number. Taylor, a 24-year-old in his fourth season, was shot to death by a home invader in 2007.
Jackson Mahomes doing a TikTok dance on Sean Taylor’s memorial logo pic.twitter.com/PI5pzwS8c8
— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) October 17, 2021
Mahomes apologized on Twitter for “accidentally” stepping on the tribute after he and others were directed to stand in the roped-off area.
“I meant absolutely no disrespect to him or his family,” Mahomes wrote.
But many criticized Mahomes, who took heat last month for pouring water on hecklers after one of his brother’s games.
For me to even acknowledge Jackson Mahomes he must've done something irredeemably stupid like dancing on the memorial of a beloved player who died prematurely while his family was in attendance on the day they retired his number. I need apologies stat & not just from him. pic.twitter.com/Hw8b2RBVWX
— Reese Waters (@reesewaters) October 18, 2021
Jackson mahomes is gonna be the downfall for patrick mahomes
— MLY (@beatupdanzo) October 18, 2021
glad to see the nation uniting and hating on that dweeb Jackson Mahomes
— bloody branch (@bloodybranch) October 18, 2021
Jackson Mahomes is a tool
— Kyle (@Skol_9) October 18, 2021
Jackson Mahomes danced on the Sean Taylor #21 sideline tribute for TikTok.
Bigger question probably needs to be why anyone was allowed to stand on it to begin with.
Not good enough @FedExFieldpic.twitter.com/qNY8GnL1gf
— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoTWW) October 17, 2021
Jackson Mahomes, who has nearly 1 million followers on TikTok, appears to have since deleted the clip. But he also posted another TikTok dance from what looks like a luxury box at the game.
The Chiefs defeated Washington, 31-13.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.