Jason Kelce wore a Luchador mask around Las Vegas while partying in the aftermath of his brother Travis’ Super Bowl LVIII win, but it apparently belonged to a teenage Kansas City Chiefs fan

Jason Kelce, the Philadelphia Eagles centre, has said sorry to a young Kansas City Chiefs fan after being accused of stealing his Luchador mask during the Super Bowl LVIII celebrations.

Kelce, 6, was seen wearing the mask around Las Vegas as he celebrated his brother Travis’ win. The mask, which is gold and red and shows the Chiefs logo, actually belonged to a school kid from Dallas, who Kelce apparently met at one of the parties.

Kelce instantly liked the mask and wore it all night, even when he was filmed walking outside the hotel just behind Travis and Taylor Swift. On the “New Heights” podcast, he explained how he ended up with the mask.


He said: ‘Found the mask on the dance floor at the first afterparty spot … saw something on the floor was being trampled over. I picked it up, and right away I was like, ‘Oh hell yes.”

He added: “You see a Luchador mask; you don’t ask questions. You just put that thing on, baby. That’s part of the beauty of this whole thing, it just appeared out of nowhere.

“There’s something about finding that luchador mask that really just transformed the night. It really did. It was insane.”

Elijah Smith tells a different story about what happened. “I gave him my mask, and then he dropped it and then picked it back up,” he shared with NBCDFW. “Then I got a picture with him wearing it, and then I just hung out next to them for five to ten minutes; they were dancing and everything.”

Jason has since responded to this tale, posting on X to try and help reunite the young fan with the mask. He wrote: “Operation “Get Elijah His Mask Back” is underway! I appreciate everyone bringing this to my attention and look forward to uniting Elijah with his mask once again. Your mask indeed brings great fortune, I owe you big time, sorry it was commandeered.”

Jason is in the process of returning the mask to Elijah (
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The lucky mask has been through four Super Bowls, three of which the Chiefs won. Elijah’s dad, Thad, said the mask brings luck.

Elijah agreed. “Last year, when I wore it in Arizona, I feel like every single time I put it on we would score a touchdown,” he recalled. The Chiefs beat the Cardinals 44-21 in Week 2 of the 2022 regular season.

Later, Chiefs’ Trent McDuffie signed the mask at a bash last year. “It has a huge autograph on the side,” Elijah pointed out.

He cheekily wondered if Jason could be the second person to sign his item before sending it back to Dallas. “It would be pretty cool if he autographed it and sent it back,” said Elijah. It seems like this young fan’s dream might come true very soon.