Tony Gonzalez got into the Hall of Fame in his very first try. That accomplishment is hardly a surprise to Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons fans. What did come as a bit of a surprise to Chiefs fans were the comments Gonzalez made shortly after he got the news. Now there is at least one writer who is imploring KC fans to take a step back, take a breath and realize that what he said was not actually a slap in the face.

The brouhaha

Making a speaking appearance in Atlanta, the former tight end comments that the Atlanta Falcons, "made my career." To some degree, it makes some sense that Chiefs fans were a little annoyed. Gonzalez did, after all start and build his career with the Kansas City Chiefs. He recorded a career-high 102 catches in 2004. He had a career-high 11 touchdowns receptions in 1999. He had 99 and 96 catches in his final two years with KC.

Certainly, he continued his success with Atlanta, and it's likely that one of the reasons he remembers his time with the Atlanta Falcons so fondly is because that was the only team he made a conference championship game with. He also performed quite well in the 2012 NFC Championship, catching eight passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in the 28-24 loss to San Francisco.

Still, Kansas City Chiefs fans who have said that Tony Gonzalez is "dead to me" on social media and on other platforms seems like a pretty massive overreaction.

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The Kansas City Stars Vahe Gregorian wants people to know that it's ok to get over the comments that were made back in February and realize their team is about to have another Hall of Fame induction.

Kansas City Chiefs fans overlook other statements

Gregorian points out that on the same day that he made the comments about the Atlanta Falcons, he also said "The KC Chiefs, the fans out there. I hope they’re proud because we’re proud.

We’re proud to be Chiefs.” Note the "we're" there. He also put out a video shortly after where he called the Chiefs "second to none."

Yes, the writer points out that Gonzalez might have been trying to walk back comments. He might have been trying to mend fences because he knew comments that the Atlanta Falcons "made his career" would be taken poorly by some fans. Still, it should be pointed out that the tight end doesn't even really have the option of picking one team over another.

The pro football Hall of Fame does not induct players in a certain jersey, or hat, the way the MLB Hall of Fame does. He will simply be taken in as one of the best to ever play the game. Gregorian points out that should be enough to make most Kansas City Chiefs fans happy. When people think about Tony Gonzalez around the country, it's almost a certainty that they will remember him in red and white, rather than black.

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