The Kansas City Chiefs fan group Save Our Chiefs will not be flying their now customary banner over Arrowhead Stadium this morning. In previous home games, the group had flown banners advocating for the firing of Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and the benching of Chiefs QB Matt Cassel.
Here is a message from the group:
SaveOurChiefs.com would like to inform our followers that out of respect to the Chiefs organization, coaches and most importantly the players, we have cancelled the Can Pioli Food Drive and airplane banner for tomorrow. Furthermore, we encourage fans to wear what they feel is appropriate to the game be it black, red, grey or whatever color you want to wear.
We ask that you do not carry any Fire Pioli signs into the stadium and just go to the game and be fan. Cheer for the players. Be respectful of them and what they go through on a day-to-day basis.
We feel that tomorrow's game is neither the proper place nor the proper time to continue these activities but rather tomorrow's game should be a time for all fans to come together and help this team recover from a great tragedy.
While we are mired in a bad season with bad play and bad management, there are 52 guys on the field that just lost a friend. There are things WAY more important than football. Hug your loved ones and appreciate every breath you take. Life is too precious and way too short.
God Bless Chiefs Nation.
This is the right call in wake of yesterday's events. Thank you Save Our Chiefs for setting aside your feelings and being respectful of the terrible situation that the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City is in right now.