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Kansas City Chiefs Andy Reid, as well as multiple players, have expressed an interest in visiting the White House, if invited, following their come-from-behind victory.
Coach Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl Champions after defeating the San Francisco 49’s with the score 31 to 20.
“That would be great to go to the White House,” wide receiver Tyreek Hill said.
“I’ve never been to D.C., so that would be great.”
Another player, safety Tyrann Mathieu, said there would be a general willingness on the team to go to the White House.
“I’m here to represent the Kansas City Chiefs,” Mathieu said.
“I think my teammates feel the same way. Any time we get the opportunity to represent Kansas City the right way, represent our teammates the right way, I don’t see any wrong in that,” he added.
Cornerback Bashaud Breeland said, “It’s going to come — we’re Super Bowl champions.”
“We’ll cross that bridge when we cross it,” he said.
“We had to get this game down first and now we know got a trip going to the White House.”
Coach Reid said, “I haven’t thought about that.”
“I mean, I’ll be there. So, if they’re inviting us, I’ll be here… It’s quite an honor,” Coach Reid concluded.
Western Journal reported:
Last year’s Super Bowl champion New England Patriots did not visit the White House, citing scheduling conflicts; however, most of the team did make the trip in 2017 a few months into President Donald Trump’s presidency.
The Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl champions in 2018, also did not make a visit, although under different circumstances.
“In 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles were disinvited by Trump after some players said they would skip the ceremony to protest the president and his rhetoric over player demonstrations during the playing of the national anthem before games,” The Washington Post reported.
Last month, the president hosted NCAA champion Louisiana State University Tigers at the White House shortly after their victory over Clemson University.
Clemson University enjoyed the honor in March 2019.
The Post reported that Trump has not yet extended an invitation to the Chiefs. NFL teams usually coordinate their White House visits to take place during the off-season.