Multiple media outlets were there as the team’s plane pulled in. We gathered some fo the photos and videos they posted on social media.
ESPN’s Adam Teicher noted the pilot waving a Chiefs flag from the cockpit window.
The pilot of Chiefs jet pulling into Miami International is flying a Chiefs flag pic.twitter.com/yQwZfGyJHj— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) January 26, 2020
KCTV’s Dani Welniak posted a video of the plane pulling in.
Yahoo! Sports noted the identical Hawaiian shirts that at least eight members of the team were wearing for the flight.
Chiefs landed in Miami dressed like Andy Reid in Hawaiian shirts pic.twitter.com/aYhF3gDNOm— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) January 26, 2020
Chiefs head trainer Rick Burkholder had posted a photo from the cabin before takeoff, noting the reason why the players had chosen that attire for the trip.
More than a few Twitter users had some fun with a detail in Burkholder’s photo.
When you try and fake a punt on 4th but danny giving you that look— Jacob Williams (@Jwill294) January 26, 2020
A few statistical nuggets regarding Hawaiian shirts were floating around.
Since joining the Chiefs, king Andy Reid is 12-4 (.75) when going away to games located in the coastal south— Greta Swift (@GretaSwift888) January 21, 2020
AKA Hawaiian shirt friendly places
Miami is obviously one of these places
KC to cover -1.5 @BarstoolBigCat pic.twitter.com/loH9flg4OD
Oddly enough, however, the Chiefs head coach chose this particular time NOT to dress in his trademark style — which struck some on social media as hilarious.
The irony of Andy wearing a suit while the team wears Hawaiian shirts IN MIAMI is off the charts lmaoooo pic.twitter.com/1AXwHn9xSY— Matt C (@MattfromKC) January 27, 2020
But deliberately or not, Reid was paying tribute the team’s head coach in Super Bowl IV 50 years ago — who always wore a sharply-tailored suit in public and insisted that his players do the same.