Question for fans: Save Our Chiefs or support them?

Two groups take different approaches

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - One group says black it out while the other wants to keep it red. But both say they don't want to start a family feud among Chiefs fans -- they just want to do right by their team.

The group Save Our Chiefs is urging fans to wear black to Arrowhead Stadium for the Nov. 18 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. They have put out specially made black sweatshirts that say "Blackout Arrowhead" that fans may purchase at Sports Nutz. 

A spokesman for the group said the goal is to send a message to team owner Clark Hunt that the fans want GM Scott Pioli gone.

"He's 22-37 in his four-year reign in Kansas City," said Shane Williams, "no playoff victories and his drafting has been poor." 

Williams said proceeds from the sweatshirts will go to aid the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Members of the group We Support the Chiefs, the Fans, and the BIAA believe Save Our Chiefs has it all wrong. 

We Support's Steve Graham said Hunt will make his own decisions about the team regardless of whether or not fans wear black to Sunday's game.

"The players are going out there and doing their jobs," Graham said. "They're doing what they're told, and as fans we're supposed to support them. I wouldn't come to your son's Little League game and put a sack over my head and scream at him."

Members of We Support the Chiefs, the Fans, and the BIAA were out raising money for the BIAA -- the Brain Injury Association of America -- Tuesday in Independence. The group wants fans to wear red to Sunday's game. 

We Support gave people who donated to the BIAA a chance to sign a banner of encouragement to the Chiefs.  The group will present it to the players in the coming week.

The group formed when founder Kemberly Creager, who works with brain injury victims, saw news coverage of KC fans cheering when QB Matt Cassel went down with a head injury. 

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