The Kansas City Chiefs won their second straight AFC West title on Sunday with a 29-13 win over the Miami Dolphins. Conveniently, they clinched with a week to spare, on Christmas Eve.
And conveniently, they have a coach whose nickname is “Big Red.” It turned out to be particularly apt with the holiday and a division championship celebration coinciding.
Before Andy Reid returned to the Arrowhead Stadium locker room to address his team and get the celebrations started, he threw on a full Santa Claus costume.
A Merry Chiefsmas to all! ~ Andy Reid/Santa pic.twitter.com/bO5RLUMSLL
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 24, 2017
Reid went with the hat, beard, coat, pants and all. Chiefs players loved it. He pranced into the center of the locker room to give a postgame speech.
Andy Reid addressing the Chiefs after their win dressed as Santa is too good. pic.twitter.com/2g4Cjt570i
— The Refresher (@_TheRefresher_) December 24, 2017
Reid was committed to the costume, too. He stayed in the Christmas spirit for his entire postgame news conference:
Andy Reid postgame. Yes that’s Big Red. pic.twitter.com/UpWseTtJxn
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) December 24, 2017
“Big Red” will forever have a new meaning. No NFL coach could pull off this costume better than Reid.
But, of course, it prompted a wide range of jokes at Reid’s expense:
This is awesome but it's going to be so whack when the kids on the East Coast get their presents late because he can't figure out time zones https://t.co/zFH597VOPa
— nick wright (@getnickwright) December 24, 2017
What does Santa Claus and Andy Reid have in common?
They both disappear in January. pic.twitter.com/Fe0PviMQws
— Armani Gracia (@ArmaniGracia1) December 24, 2017
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