The Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce has recently gained attention. He is known for his skills on the field as well as for his high-profile associations with renowned artist Taylor Swift.
This connection has not only amplified his popularity but has also translated into a surge in endorsements and merchandise sales.
In a significant move, Kelce secured an endorsement deal with major pharmaceutical company Pfizer. But his promotion of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine encountered skepticism from certain quarters.
During an appearance on the Full Send Podcast, Dana White expressed reservations about Kelce’s involvement in promoting the Pfizer COVID vaccine. White talked about his lack of belief in the vaccine’s efficacy.
He said: “I don’t know him. I don’t know anything about him, other than he’s a good football player. He’s getting a lot of attention right now.”
According to the UFC CEO, the Pfizer COVID vaccination that Kelce has been pushing is ineffective. It makes no sense to support such vaccinations unless he really believes they are effective.
White went on to say: “I don’t know why, unless he’s a believer, why would you promote that garbage? I don’t know why?”
It’s obvious from White’s stance on vaccinations that the UFC CEO does not believe anybody would require them right now or that they are necessary. In a satirical manner, he did concede that some individuals still choose to wear masks when they go outdoors.
White stated: “People are still wearing masks. You’re basically telling everybody, ‘Hey, I’m nuts. Check me out. I’m f**king crazy.'”
Despite criticism from figures like White, Kelce has continued to champion the Pfizer vaccine. Notably, NFL icon Aaron Rodgers gave the name “Mr. Pfizer” to Kelce, playfully mocking his vaccine promotions.
When questioned about his alliance with Pfizer, Kelce remained firm in his stance: “I thought it was pretty good.”
Acknowledging Rodgers’ comments, Kelce said: “With this mustache right now I look like a guy named Mr. Pfizer. Who knew I’d get into the vax wars with Aaron Rodgers, man? Mr. Pfizer vs. the Johnson and Johnson family over there.”
Kelce defended his association with Pfizer, emphasizing his commitment to ensuring his safety, that of his family, and those around him.
He said: “I stand by it 1000%. Fully comfortable with him calling me Mr. Pfizer.”