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Kansas City Flooded with Joy as Chiefs Parade in Celebration of Super Bowl Victory

16 February 2023, Thursday
Wednesday was the party to beat all parties in Missouri, as the Chiefs celebrated their Super Bowl victory with a parade through the streets of Kansas City followed by a rally in front of Union Station.

Two-time Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes addressed the crowd and told them he was expecting to see them back in the same place next year.

“This is only the start. Not done yet!” said Mahomes. “So I will make sure to see you all again next year, and I want to see the same huge crowd.”

For the Chiefs’ previous Super Bowl win in 2020, an estimated 800,000 to 1 million people were said to have taken to the streets in celebration and it looks like they will be back to recreate the magic.

The fans began gathering along the parade route as early as 6 a.m. CT, and the festivities kicked off at midday. The Kansas City Chiefs' team buses began their journey through the streets, one by one. However, the players soon began disembarking to party with the multitude of fans who had gathered to cheer them on.

Taking pictures, signing autographs and giving out hugs and beers, the Chiefs players interacted with the enthusiastic crowd. As a result, the buses ended up getting separated from each other, as the team were immensely enjoying their victory of the Super Bowl.

Tight end and hype man Travis Kelce got the crowd going once more, proclaiming, “Chiefs kingdom, we do this for you. … And we love each and every time you make Arrowhead (Stadium) shake.”

Kelce shared that this season was the best of his life and thanked the faithful fans, his teammates, and those in the Kansas City Chiefs' organization.

He also pointed out, “Everyone’s asking if this is a dynasty, it’s been a dynasty.” He was of course referring to the team’s three Super Bowl appearances in five years and two wins.

Free beer was a recurring motif during the Chiefs' victory parade, with running back Jamaal Charles announcing that, to the delight of those 21 and over in attendance, they would be receiving free Bud Light. Furthermore, before the parade had even concluded, some lucky fans were already getting up close and personal with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, as defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi cradled it and brought it over to them.

The fans went wild when Patrick Mahomes, who was wearing a WWE World Championship belt, and Travis Kelce, accompanied by his mother Donna, drove past while giving high fives. Mahomes particularly appeared to be having the time of his life, dancing at the back of the bus with his MVP award in one hand and a beer in the other. The Chiefs offensive line even made special shirts for the occasion, with Trey Smith wearing one that said "0 sacks" and Orlando Brown Jr. having one that said "0 sacks, put it on a f****** t-shirt". Preventing Mahomes, who was dealing with an ankle sprain, from being sacked in the Super Bowl was evidently a subject of great pride.

Just one day prior to the parade, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was still irking the Eagles.

He shared a mocking Valentine’s Day card to his Twitter featuring Philadelphia's James Bradberry with the caption “I’ll hold you when it matters most.”

This sly post alludes to Bradberry's disputed holding penalty on Smith-Schuster in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been crowned NFL champions after a dramatic win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one of their players was quick to celebrate the victory on Twitter - but his post wasn't met with enthusiasm from all corners.

JuJu Smith-Schuster tweeted his excitement about the Chiefs' triumph and how a crucial late-game penalty allowed them to seal the victory with a championship-winning field goal.

However, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver AJ Brown wasn't happy with Smith-Schuster's post and sent a pointed reply.

"First off congratulations," Brown tweeted. "Y'all deserve it. This is lame. You were on the way out of the league before Mahomes resurrected your career on your 1 year deal Tik-Tok boy. He admitted that he grabbed you but don't act like your like that or ever was. But congratulations again!"

The "Tik Tok boy" reference was a dig at Smith-Schuster's habit of performing dance routines made famous by the social media app while on the field - and it sent Twitter users into a frenzy.
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