Tempers could have boiled between Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady during Super Bowl 55, but the two stars have reportedly reconciled. Brady sent Mathieu a text message to apologize for his trash talk, which wasn’t a racist comment.

Brady apologizes for trash-talking Mathieu

ESPN reported that Brady sent a message to Mathieu apologizing for repeatedly trash-talking each other during the game in Tampa bay’s 31-9 win on Sunday night. A source familiar with the matter told ESPN that Brady texted Mathieu and told him that he was a “great leader” and “class act.” Equally, Brady lauded Mathieu for his play, back to collegiate days at LSU. The Buccaneers QB said that he wished he could have apologized in person and regretted letting emotion take over him during the game.

While commenting on the incident after the game, Mathieu said that he had never seen Brady’s side before. He claims that Brady crossed the line during the game, and he called him something he won’t repeat during the heated exchange.

Mathieu blamed to have instigated the clash

The two butted heads on several occasions during the game, most notably, after the Buccaneers hit a late touchdown at the end of the first half. Most fans have blamed Mathieu for instigating the confrontation. The Chiefs safety took to Twitter to share his side of the story after the loss stating that he has admired Brady for years, and it is the QB who went too far.

He said, “he called me something I won’t repeat but yeah I’ll let all the media throw me under the bus as if I did something or dais something to him.” Mathieu has since deleted the tweet. Mathieu explained that going back to past games against Brady shows him respect and even interviews about him are all about praise.

Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, with Brady winning his fifth MVP after completing 21 of 29 passes and three touchdowns.

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