Celebrities Show Love For Kansas City Chiefs On Social Media After Team Wins AFC Championship
Kansas City Chiefs fans weren't the only ones showering their team with love on Sunday after the team beat the Tennessee Titans 35-24 to win the AFC Championship game.
Turns out, making your first Super Bowl in a half-century makes you pretty popular.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole and rocker Melissa Etheridge chimed in with congratulatory takes on Sunday. Even Missouri-native Brad Pitt got in on the action.
A fan offered the movie star a Chiefs hat as he walked the red carpet at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. He gladly accepted. Seems Kansas City's bandwagon could be awfully full heading down to Miami for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2.
LOOK AT THIS! Missouri native Brad Pitt got into the #ChiefsKingdom spirit when a fan gave him a Chiefs hat to wear on the red carpet at the SAG Awards. He arrived just after they won! #GoChiefs #SAGAwards pic.twitter.com/4terxXKIGT— Jordan Betts (@JordanBettsTV) January 20, 2020
Dole, the Kansas political icon, appeared to be enjoying a quieter night at home, sporting some killer-looking slippers.
You heard it here first folks... Senator Bob Dole is going to the #SuperBowl. #Chiefs #ChiefsKingdom @SenatorDole pic.twitter.com/B8NKJ5Ohg6— Elizabeth Dole Foundation (@DoleFoundation) January 19, 2020
Leavenworth, Kan., native Melissa Etheridge sang the national anthem at last season's AFC Championship game (we all know how that turned out). Seems the music star was trying to conserve her voice Sunday.
Breathe in.....— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) January 19, 2020
Breathe out....@Chiefs #ChiefsKingdom #ChiefsVsTitans
Wyandotte County native Eric Stonestreet is well known for his support of the local teams. He got a chance to hold the Lamar Hunt Trophy, the prize for winning the AFC, named after the Chiefs' founder.
I am EVERY @Chiefs fan in this picture. I get to do crazy things and I NEVER forget how lucky I am. Brett told me many times this season that this moment WOULD happen. He was right. Thank you all @Chiefs organization and players for all your hard work. #1moretogo #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/Evc8klBUj3— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) January 20, 2020
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has tweeted about his childhood journal that tracked the Chiefs teams of his youth. Consider this that litte boy's dream come true.
Final clinching play! #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/fuBK3zS34v— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) January 20, 2020
Kyle Palmer is KCUR's interim news director.