Eagles Fans Upset Over Holding Call That Resulted in Chiefs Win, James Bradberry Says Refs Were Right

Late in the fourth quarter, officials called Eagles' James Bradberry for holding JuJu Smith-Schuster. Eagles fans aren't happy about the outcome.

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It’s official. The Kansas City Chiefs have won the Super Bowl.

But what led to the Chiefs defeating the Eagles 38-35 have gotten Eagles fans upset over the outcome. In an anticlimactic ending, a holding call on third down was the deciding factor for the Chiefs to win their third Super Bowl and second of the Patrick Mahomes era.

HUGE HOLDING CALL pic.twitter.com/rvWkQmG5yV

— Arye Pulli (@AryePulli) February 13, 2023

 Eagles cornerback James Bradberry later admitted he did pull on JuJu Smith-Schuster’s jersey.

James Bradberry: I pulled on his jersey. They called it. I was hoping they would let it ride. pic.twitter.com/JwCi4laT56

— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 13, 2023

For those who didn't like the call on James Bradberry, here's the word from the man himself:

“It was a holding. I tugged his jersey. I was hoping they would let it slide."#Eagles #Chiefs

— Mike Giardi (@MikeGiardi) February 13, 2023

You can check out some reactions to the controversial call below.

His hand on his back had no effect on his route! This game was too damn good for that call to dictate the outcome at the end. Damn! By the way I have no horse in the race. Just my professional opinion

— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 13, 2023


Horrible way to end the game.

— Paul TenHaken (@paultenhaken) February 13, 2023


He wasn’t lying when he said the NFL is scripted

— choc (@choc) February 13, 2023


god what a terrible ending to an absolute classic game.

— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) February 13, 2023


Nope. @nfl must need to replace Brady.

— Jose J. Ruiz (@josejorgeruiz) February 13, 2023


Yes, the call was horrible. But Philly didn’t lose just because of the refs.

They lost because Patrick Mahomes led the #Chiefs to score every time they had the ball in the second half

I know #Eagles fans don’t want to hear it, but congrats KC#SuperBowl

— Deepak Chona, MD. SportsMedAnalytics (@SportMDAnalysis) February 13, 2023


One of the best Super Bowls of all time ruined because of this call pic.twitter.com/yCLfit3zvS

— Will Compton (@_willcompton) February 13, 2023


Usually don’t get involved in ripping referees but HATE that defensive holding call on Bradberry. 35-35 late on a 3rd down incompletion on what was a marginal foul???
Let em play man!!
Bad call-hate that is what many will take away from this game.

— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) February 13, 2023


Hey @NFLOfficiating


— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 13, 2023


Hey @NFLOfficiating


— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 13, 2023


Of course. Of course the season was gonna be decided on a shit call. Of course. Of course. Of course,

— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) February 13, 2023


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