Joe Mixon, the star running back for the Cincinnati Bengals, isn't happy with the NFL's recent move to sell tickets for a potential AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills in Atlanta. In a recent interview posted on the official NFL on Fox TikTok, Mixon called the decision "disrespectful" among other things, and believes that selling tickets before either team has even won is unfair to all teams involved in the playoffs.
Mixon's frustration is understandable. The NFL's decision to sell tickets for a game that hasn't even been played yet sets a dangerous precedent for future championship games to be held at neutral sites. It's a move that prioritizes profits over the integrity of the game and the teams competing for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. Especially since the Bengals are feeling pretty confident about their chances of beating the Bills and making their way to the AFC title game.
The Bengals running back is not alone in his dissatisfaction, as many fans and players have voiced their disapproval of the NFL's decision. The NFL's decision to sell tickets for a potential AFC Championship Game in Atlanta is a questionable move, and it's clear that players like Joe Mixon are not here for it.