Rep. Mark Alford, R-Mo., on Monday mocked the Cincinnati Bengals for losing to his Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night by calling them the “Bungles” and thanking a Bengals defensive player for a costly penalty that helped give the Chiefs the win.
“Like many Missourians, I could not be prouder with the effort put forth on the field yesterday, last night,” Alford said on the floor. “Despite having an injured [quarterback] Patrick Mahomes, injuries to several key players, incredible amounts of outside noise and the referees against them the entire game, the Chiefs made short work of the Bungles, I mean Bengals, and sent them off to the offseason.”
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Alford poked fun at Bengals cornerback Eli Apple who has been wishing defeated teams’ players well on their vacation after losing in the playoffs: “I hope Eli Apple has fun in Cancun,” Alford said.
He also piled on against Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, who was called a “jabroni” by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce as he celebrated the Chiefs’ win.
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“I also hope that Major Jabroni and the rest of the Cincinnati fan base learned a valuable lesson last night. It is called Arrowhead. It is the loudest, toughest place to play in the NFL, with the strongest fan base,” Alford said.
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Alford thanked Mahomes and other Chiefs players for the win, but he also singled out Bengals defensive end Joseph Ossai, who drew a costly penalty late in the game that set up the Chiefs for a game-winning field goal.
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“A special thank-you to Patrick Mahomes, [kicker] Harrison Butker, Travis Kelce, [defensive tackle] Chris Jones, and of course, Joseph Ossai for all their wonderful efforts last night,” he said. “We couldn’t have done it without you.”