Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is known for the occasional on-field outburst. New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy found this out the hard way.
Van Noy and Kelce were exchanging some post play pleasantries on the ground when all of a sudden, Kelce removed Van Noy in rather spectacular (and for Van Noy, painful) fashion.
With the first nutshot of the season, football truly has arrived. pic.twitter.com/9xLVSp3gPy
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 8, 2017
Kelce was penalized for the play. Another look at the play shows that Van Noy might have instigated the initial exchange.
Closer look at what triggered Travis Kelce's reaction & personal foul. Kyle Van Noy got away with a little extracurricular. pic.twitter.com/zJrK6iKPWH
— Rob Rang (@RobRang) September 8, 2017
Let the rest of the NFL players take note. Don’t mess with Kelce after a play. Or if you do, keep the midsection well protected.