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Yalla Shoot :NFL fans think Patrick Mahomes’ confident seven-word response to Super Bowl boos was a subtle dig at 49ers faithful

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are into their fourth Super Bowl since the 2019 season.

The quarterback and his team are closing in on dynasty status and a third Super Bowl ring on Sunday against the 49ers would further cement their legacy.

Mahomes, right, and 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy, left, speaking to reporters on Super Bowl opening night


Mahomes, right, and 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy, left, speaking to reporters on Super Bowl opening nightCredit: Getty

Winning, repeatedly, is a sure-fire way to rile up rival fans.

Niners fans in attendance at Super Bowl opening night at Allegiant Stadium on Monday let their feelings be known about Mahomes by booing him loudly during his interview with hosts Scott Hanson and Michael Robinson.

However, Mahomes acknowledged the boos and somehow managed to anger them even further.

“I appreciate it, Niners Nation. We’re here,” Mahomes said.

Fans on social media reacted to Mahomes’ confident seven-word response saying he’d ‘poked the bear’ with his ‘Niner Nation’ remark.

Fans of the 49ers refer to themselves collectively as ’49er Faithful’ and so people think Mahomes misnaming them was a subtle dig.

“We are the Niner faithful. Not Niner nation,” one San Fran fan commented.

“Patrick Mahomes essentially giving 49ers fans two middle fingers by saying ‘we’re here, Niners Nation; was the perfect response to the boos. Poking the bear. They never learn,” another said.

Mahomes was met with loud boos from the 49ers fans inside Allegiant Stadium


Mahomes was met with loud boos from the 49ers fans inside Allegiant StadiumCredit: X@NFL
Fans think he made a subtle dig with his 'Niners Nation' comment


Fans think he made a subtle dig with his ‘Niners Nation’ commentCredit: X@NFL

“Niners nation? Yeah, you’ll get boos from the empire,” commented another.

“Excuse me we are not a Nation,” a fourth posted.

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“49ers’ fans are the Faithful. The Raiders are Raiders Nation,” another fan wrote.

“I like you as a quarterback, but my guy Brock Purdy and the 49ers have to take you down. It’s our time, it’s the 49ers’ time. Down to the marrow in our bones.”

The Chiefs have quickly become the team everyone loves to hate, with some viewing Mahomes as the next NFL ‘villain’ following on from the Tom Brady era New England Patriots.

However, that tag doesn’t seem to both Mahomes who insists that winning is all that matters.

“I can definitely sense it,” Mahomes said when asked about his ‘villain’ role this week.

“I never felt like [a villain] because I’ve never been like that in my entire life. But it’s become a little bit funny. I don’t want to say you enjoy it. I know the Patriots had that for a while. I’m hoping we do it in a different way with a little bit more fun and personality with it. 

“But as long as you keep winning, teams start to not like you, and I want to keep winning.

“So if that means some of the other teams and other fan bases aren’t going to like me, I’ll try to still have a smile on my face and not be a bad example, but I can be that villain for them if they need me to be.”

Brady is responsible for two of Mahomes' three playoff losses in his career


Brady is responsible for two of Mahomes’ three playoff losses in his careerCredit: Getty

Mahomes is already on his way to challenging Brady and recently extended an unbelievable record over him.

With a win against the 49ers on Sunday, Mahomes would have the same amount of Super Bowl wins at TB12 (three) through their first six years as an NFL starter.

However, Brady’s seven total Lombardi Trophys is some haul to match, and fans already think one playoff stat proves he is the GOAT over Mahomes.

The Chiefs man is carving out his own path though and has the chance to go back-to-back as a Super Bowl champion – which, ironically, would be the first time since Brady’s Pats in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

Standing in his way is a 49ers team stacked with talent and led by a quarterback who earns a fraction of what Mahomes does.

The 49ers last won the Super Bowl in 1995 and are searching for their sixth title in franchise history.

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