A strong rivalry played out inside Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night when the Denver Broncos came to town. Thousands of Chiefs and Broncos fans tailgated together in the parking lots prior to game time.
We tested the sportsmanship between both passionate fan bases by having 41 Action News reporter Lexi Sutter wear a Denver Broncos T-shirt.
She got a few strange looks and some “boos” but was pleasantly surprised at the friendly interactions between fans. Many of the tailgates were even shared between those wearing red and those wearing orange.
Some fans wearing Broncos gear, though, may not be fans. Kansas City police are using undercover officers, disguised in the opposing team’s gear, to help keep fans safe and discourage any unruly conduct.
Most fans agree with the tactic.
“I don’t want us to be like the San Francisco incident the other night, where a fan was beaten unconscious pretty much in the parking lot. I don’t want that to happen here, so I think it’s a good idea,” said Chiefs fan Brendan Hedrick.
“I think it’s a great idea. People, fans, can come to the game and be here to represent their team and everyone should be able to have a good time no matter who you’re rooting for,” said Broncos fan Laura Moreno.
WATCH the video in the player above to see how Chiefs fans reacted to Lexi.
Lexi Sutter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .