Kansas City Chiefs celebrated their recent Super Bowl win in their own unique way, enjoying beer and confetti during the celebration on Wednesday. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his teammates were captured in photos and videos, showcasing their joy and excitement after their victory.
The celebration was a contrast to the subdued Super Bowl parade held by Mahomes and his friends a few weeks ago, which drew criticism from fans for being underwhelming. The team's latest celebration was more lively and spirited, with Mahomes and his friends even accidentally giving a replica Vince Lombardi Trophy to a fan, earning praise from Tom Brady for the fun gesture.
This man Patrick mahomes was so wasted bro gave the fan the Super Bowl trophy ?? pic.twitter.com/w5bms5Ju78
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While the Kansas City Chiefs celebrated their Super Bowl victory in their own way, some fans were not pleased with their behavior. The Kansas City Star published letters from readers expressing disappointment with the team's alcohol-fueled celebration. One writer even suggested that Head Coach Andy Reid should have intervened to prevent such behavior.
The primary concern cited by the letter writer was that drunken players would not serve as inspiring role models for young fans who come to see their heroes. The writer argued that adult fans also would not want to witness such behavior at an important celebration. Furthermore, the writer pointed out that tragic incidents can happen when alcohol is involved.
The writer also expressed disappointment that some Chiefs players boasted on social media about their drunkenness after the celebration. The writer felt ashamed that players who were cheered for could not walk after getting off the bus, and believed that the behavior likely made headlines in other cities as well. The criticism of the team's behavior highlights the importance of role models and responsible behavior, particularly in the public eye.
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A different person raised concerns about the potential message that the Chiefs' celebration could send to young fans.
"Next time there’s a victory parade, please imbibe your alcohol privately and discreetly. Impressionable young people deserve better role models than what you’ve displayed twice."
In addition, Chiefs fans opposed the traditional tomahawk chop, and a Native American activist shared her views on the matter in an op-ed just before kickoff.
"I was super embarrassed for my city and the Chiefs organization when announcer Mitch Holthus stood onstage with the players and insisted that everyone join in the ‘Arrowhead chop’ to cap off the celebration," the person wrote.
"The Chiefs should be making every effort to protect its awesome brand by getting rid of the chop. Instead, all appearances Wednesday were that they still actively encourage it."
It's clear that the Chiefs won't be able to satisfy everyone, and with their impressive lineup, it's possible that there may be more opportunities for grievances in the future, especially if they win more championships.
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