Pam Oliver’s video with Patrick Mahomes sparked controversy this past week.
While the Kansas City Chiefs’ inexplicably poor play against the Las Vegas Raiders stole the show on Christmas Day, it was Mahomes’ interview with Oliver from a few days prior that folks couldn’t stop talking about in the lead-up.
Specifically, NFL fans at home couldn’t get over what Mahomes said when Oliver wished him a happy holidays ahead of Christmas.
The video largely speaks for itself:
Patrick Mahomes didn’t even say Happy Holidays back to Pam Oliver. Fucking Asshole. pic.twitter.com/8TDiPAGkWu
— ✈️CJB✈️ (@JB80s) December 18, 2023
Oliver is one of the most respected NFL personalities in the game. Obviously ESPN’s Sam Ponder went viral this weekend over her provocative outfit choice, but generally speaking, Oliver is the one who generally makes headlines every week as far as sports media personalities go.
Needless to say, the responses to that video poured in quickly:
This is what Taylor Swift has done to this team.
— Craig Doyle (@thatcraigdoyle) December 26, 2023
Kermit hates Christmas
— Lino Rosales (@LinoRosales10) December 26, 2023
That being said, some fans did come to Mahomes’ defense:
he thought she was drunk or sick and didn’t know what to do
— Eric Matthews Official (@EricMatthews_69) December 26, 2023
Obviously this has been a busy few weeks for the entire Mahomes family. Between the allegations Brittany has had to fend off and her questionable tipping behavior coming to light, maybe Patrick has a lot on his mind.
ESPN Star Mina Kimes’ Newest Intimate Photo Causes A Stir: https://t.co/URD4N2hZby
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 26, 2023
That said, wishing someone a happy holidays is pretty standard stuff.
Or at least one would think so.
Oliver, for what it is worth, seemed to take the whole thing in stride despite Mahomes’ impoliteness.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.