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Chiefs fan donates $100K to PETA after ‘unfair’ Super Bowl penalty

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A Kansas City Chiefs fan donated $100,000 to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in honor of an interception by the Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu in Sunday’s Super Bowl that was nullified by the refs, decrying the defensive holding penalty as “unfair.”

Mathieu is a vocal supporter of PETA and animal rights and has starred in two commercials for the organization seeking to demonstrate the dangers to pets in extreme cold and heat.

The anonymous fan reportedly pledged to donate $100,000 for every interception he caught in Super Bowl LV and followed through despite the safety’s only takeaway coming off the board. 

“As if starring in two viral PETA videos to help dogs weren’t enough, Tyrann Mathieu has now scored a donation that will help PETA spay and neuter dogs for free, provide ones who would otherwise freeze with sturdy doghouses, and give away straw bedding that provides these animals with some insulation against the bitter cold. This winter will be a little less cold for neglected ‘backyard dogs,’ thanks to Tyrann — PETA’s MVP for helping the Most Vulnerable Pups,” said PETA Vice President Lisa Lange in a statement.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Chiefs in Sunday’s game 31-9.

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