'Bad Luck Chuck' walks away to save Chiefs Kingdom

Posted at 10:36 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 10:36:53-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Charles Penn, also known as “Bad Luck Chuck,” is proof that not all heroes wear capes. Some just have to walk away to save a kingdom.

When the Kansas City Chiefs fell behind the Houston Texans, 24 - 0, in the first quarter of the AFC Divisional matchup, Penn took to Twitter, admitting to being a jinx. He decided to leave Arrowhead Stadium, despite paying more than $200 for his ticket.

Penn thought it was best to leave and give up his seats for a greater cause. Then his post went viral.

What happened after that post and Penn's departure proved to some that "Bad Luck Chuck" might very well be a jinx to Chiefs Kingdom. The Chiefs’ fortune began to change for the better as soon as Penn got home.

"Then I got into the house, I see Darwin Thompson recovered a fumble,” Penn said. “I said, ‘Man, what the heck. I knew that was going to happen.’"

Forty-one unanswered points. And the Chiefs go from trailing 24-0 to winning 51-31.

At the postgame press conference, 41 Action News asked Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes about Penn and the jinx he's become to Chiefs Kingdom.

Mahomes had but a few choice words for Penn regarding the AFC Championship game on Jan. 12.

"Watch the next game at home," Mahomes said with a laugh.

Mahomes even responded to Penn on Twitter, thanking him for leaving when the Chiefs fell behind in tonight’s AFC Divisional matchup.

Did Mahomes' message get through to "Bad Luck Chuck?" Will he show up to the AFC Championship?

"No, I'm sticking to my word,” Penn said. “I'm gonna stay out of it."