Thousands of Kansas and Missourians gathered in Kansas City outside Union Station Wednesday to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory over the Eagles.
Starting at noon, a sea of red-shirted spectators awaited the team’s arrival to speak publicly on stage. For hours, fans were entertained with loud pop music and replays of the team’s best plays streamed to the big screen.
During this time, several altercations occurred between fans. Many speculated that the high energy and mass consumption added fuel to these unruly fires. Some rowdy attendees were seen arrested for public drunkenness and were driven off in police patrol cars for their drunken escapades. This wasn’t to the dismay of fellow fans, who watched intrigued.
Kansas City Chiefs fans gather in front of Union Station in downtown KC to hear the players and head coach Andy Reid speak. Some Kansas citizens camped overnight just to find a good spot. (Alex Rewerts | Collegian Media Group)
As time and momentum wore on, the Chiefs’ best players made their way down the long city parade route and finally converged on the stage where they were greeted by an endless shower of confetti and swarms of people who looked long kilometers in all. directions.
Just under 2 p.m., team members like Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, Nick Bolton and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid commented on their successful performance this football season.
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“Patrick Mahomes was the first quarterback in NFL history to be named MVP and win a Super Bowl in the same season,” Reid said.
“We’re not done yet,” Mahomes said. “Just wait for next season with us. They said it was a rebuilding season, but I don’t know what there is to rebuild. We are the best football team in the world.”
A fiercely passionate fan base of the Chiefs roared in a series of cheers, whoops and whoops, eager to show their passion for the NFL team.
Chiefs fans are riding the wave of a historic and monumental season in anticipation of yet another extraordinary return of the self-proclaimed “greatest football club in the world”.