(WIBW) -- During Saturday's NFL Honors ceremony, former Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez was officially selected as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2019.
Following the ceremony, Gonzalez gave a quote to Atlanta-based news station WSB that raised some Chiefs fans' eyebrows.
"The Falcons honestly made my career," Gonzalez told WSB's Zach Klein. "Nothing against Kansas City. I was there 12 years, only three playoff games. But when I got to Atlanta, it’s like now you’re part of this winning organization or on TV every week. Now I’m doing Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football games. I love it here. I love being back here."
The sound clip, which was tweeted out by Klein, caused a social media uproar with numerous Kansas City fans showing their disdain.
The interview came on the heels of a tweet from Gonzalez which featured three photos of the former tight end in his Falcons jersey dunking on the goalpost at Arrowhead after scoring a touchdown against the Chiefs.
The tweet read: Sorry to all my @Chiefs fans, you know I love you, but being in Atlanta for @SuperBowl has got me thinking of the good ol days! @AtlantaFalcons #TBT"
After the awards ceremony, Gonzalez also posted a message to Atlanta fans on the Falcons' official team twitter.
The following day, Gonzalez posted a video on his personal Twitter account thanking Kansas City fans for their support and apologizing for not having the video posted on Saturday along with the other posts.
Gonzalez was traded to the Atlanta Falcons in 2009 after spending twelve seasons in Kansas City. In that time, the Chiefs failed to win any of their three playoff appearances.
Before leaving Kansas City, Gonzalez said he would retire and go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Chief.
On Dec. 13, 2018, Gonzalez was also inducted into the Chiefs; Ring of Honor.
He is still the NFL's all-time leading tight end in receiving yards and catches.