Jason Kelce’s message to the haters: “F--- you!”
Eagles center Jason Kelce delivered a celebratory speech for the ages at the Super Bowl parade in Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.
Kelce, who had a few beers along the parade route, took the mic on the steps of the art museum and proceeded to go on a five-minute rant excoriating everyone who ever doubted the Eagles.
He called out The Ringer’s Mike Lombardi by name for saying Doug Pederson wasn’t qualified to be a head coach, ran through every criticism about every player on the Eagles’ roster and punctuated it all with a message to the haters: “F--- you!”
The profanity in Kelce’s speech led to a long period of silence on the NFL Network feed.
Lombardi, to his credit, is owning up his mistake.
Look, I deserve what Kelce said, I was wrong and he is right.— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) February 8, 2018
Kelce also had an emotional speech directly after the game on Sunday, as he reflected on his journey from college walk-on to Super Bowl champ.