10:05 AM PT -- 2/8 -- Some good news for Tyrann Mathieu — the person who vowed to donate $100k to PETA if the K.C. Chiefs star made an interception in the Super Bowl says he’ll still donate the money.
… and why? Because he thinks Mathieu and the Chiefs got royally screwed by the refs and he doesn’t think it’s fair to the animals!
A PETA spokesperson tells us the donor spoke with the org. on Monday morning and told them a check is on the way.
If you recall, Tyrann did pick off a pass in the 1st half — but it was called off due to a holding penalty on the Chiefs.
The donor says waving off the interception is “100% unfair” -- adding, “The dogs didn’t deserve that call and neither did Tyrann.”
Tyrann Mathieu can come through big time for PETA if he intercepts Tom Brady in the big game ... a fan is dangling a 6-figure carrot for the dog-loving Kansas City Chiefs star.
The animal rights org tells TMZ ... an anonymous fan has offered to donate a whopping $100,000 to PETA if Tyrann makes an interception in the Super Bowl.
We're told the money is earmarked for PETA's fieldwork team, which operates in parts of Virginia and North Carolina and provides free pet services to low-income communities.
$100k would go a long way for dogs in distress in those areas ... PETA's fieldwork team provides free food deliveries, custom-built doghouses and straw bedding, plus flea, tick and fly-strike prevention to those poor pooches struggling through another rough winter.
Tyrann, known as the Honey Badger for much of his football career, is a longtime PETA supporter with a special place in his heart for man's best friend.
In fact, Tyrann's the star of two viral PETA videos ... he once trapped himself in a hot car to demonstrate what happens to dogs locked in the same situation, and also shivered inside a walk-in freezer to illustrate how dogs suffer when they're left outdoors on frigid nights.
PETA tells us they'll be cheering Tyrann on Sunday when his Chiefs take on Brady's Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55 down in Tampa, knowing he'd be stoked to secure the big donation.
Tyrann intercepted TB12 when the two teams met in the regular season ... can he do it again???