Randi Mahomes, mother of NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes, took to Twitter on Monday to make sure ESPN personnel knew her son’s name.
“If this announcer doesn’t stop calling my son Pat…ugh I may scream…lol,” Mahomes wrote. She also tagged ESPNNFL and ESPN in the tweet in order to get her message across.
The tweet came during the weekly Monday Night Football contest that saw the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Baltimore Ravens 34 to 20. Mahomes had an outstanding game for the Chiefs, passing for over 380 yards and tossing five touchdowns in the victory.
Randi Mahomes’ frustration came from ESPN announcers calling her son “Pat” instead of “Patrick.” Mahomes’ father, a former Major League Baseball standout, is the senior Patrick but goes by “Pat.”
Patrick cleared up the situation after the game, according to Fox News.
“My mom says I am Patrick and My dad is Pat,” he told ESPN’s Lisa Salters. “So hopefully we can start calling me Patrick just to keep her happy because I don’t want to hear that tonight.”
Louis Riddick, an ESPN personality, owned up to the mistake and apologized to the family. Riddick called the quarterback “Pat” at least once during the game broadcast, according to Yahoo Sports.
“Guilty, guilty, guilty,” he said via Fox News. “I apologize, Patrick.”
Randi Mahomes’ Tweet drew some light-hearted attention on social media with many commenters pointing out the humorous side of the honest mistake.
It has been a big year for the Chief’s franchise quarterback. After winning the 2020 Super Bowl, the league’s Most Valuable Player proposed to his long-time girlfriend.
H/T: Fox News