Ray-Ray McCloud Fires Back at Fan Criticism After Super Bowl Mistake

Ray-Ray McCloud III, the San Francisco 49ers’ return specialist, slammed a fan for his online criticism after a muffed return led to a Kansas City Chiefs touchdown and their first Super Bowl lead.

The Chiefs, whose offense was struggling, had already suffered three consecutive losses by the time the incident occurred.

San Francisco 49ers wide-receiver Ray-Ray McCloud (#3) attempts to recover a fumble during Super Bowl LVIII, between the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the San Francisco 49ers, on February 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas.

On the next punt return by the Chiefs, Tommy Townsend’s punt ricocheted off the foot of Darrell Luter Jr. forcing McCloud to play the ball after an awkward bounce.

The initial reaction was that McCloud had misplayed the ball, but a replay revealed that it was alive after Luter’s accidental contact.

McCloud replied to a fan who posted on X Monday that the Niners’ loss was due to a crucial error.

If you don’t understand football, don’t talk about it! McCloud wrote: “That’s not a goofy muff.”

The Chiefs recovered a loose ball in the red zone and wideout Marquez Vades-Scantling scored a 16-yard touchdown, giving Kansas City its first lead of the game. This turned the momentum in Kansas City’s favor.

Marquez Valdes Scantling, #11 Kansas City Chiefs celebrates a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter during Super Bowl LIII at Allegiant Stadium, on February 11, 2024, in Las Vegas.

The Chiefs became the eighth team to win a Super Bowl in overtime.