Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been advocating for an NHL team to come to Kansas City and after the controversy surrounding the Phoenix Coyotes and a vote in Tempe, Arizona being rejected to build the NHL team a new $2.3 billion arena, Mahomes took to Twitter to lobby for the Coyotes to come to Kansas City.
Many fans in Arizona clapped back at the two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, including Phoenix Sports social media director Makayla Perkins, who dismissed the idea of the Coyotes relocating the team to Kansas City and took a massive shot at Mahomes over his brother, Jackson’s legal troubles.
“Maybe you should focus on keeping your little brother out of jail and less on our team,” Perkins replied to Mahomes on Twitter:
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas appeared to support the idea in a reply tweet to Mahomes on Wednesday, that included a clapping-hands meme.
The long-term fate of the Coyotes remains up in the air.
The city of Glendale opted not to renew the team’s lease at Desert Diamond Arena over a year ago and they played this past season at Mullett Arena, a 5,000-seat arena on Arizona State’s campus in Tempe.
Mahomes has yet to publicly respond to Perkins.