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'Meant to be': Leaders, celebrities react after Chiefs' Super Bowl victory

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Feb 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 07:16:19-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s got a nice ring to it: The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions.

After the Chiefs’ fourth-quarter rally to top the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in the Super Bowl, giving the team its first championship in 50 years, many took to social media to share in the excitement with Chiefs Kingdom.

LL Cool J gave props to Chiefs rookie wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr., who rocked an old-school vibe during a recent pregame stroll.

Mayor Quinton Lucas said it sounded like a good time to have a parade. The Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Kansas City. 41 Action News will be the official broadcast partner for the parade.

Comedian Rob Riggle, an Overland Park native, said he was at "a loss for words" after watching the Chiefs win.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, who represents Missouri’s 5th District, including Kansas City, said the victory was 50 years in the making.

And Gov. Mike Parson said, “It was meant to be.”

50 years! #ChiefsKindgom pic.twitter.com/Q0iJUyNdf0

— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) February 3, 2020

Here’s a look at what others were tweeting in the moments after the game:

Congrats to the @Chiefs on becoming WORLD CHAMPIONS.#AlwaysRoyal // #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/AiYuCD6KE5

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) February 3, 2020

@TheKansasCityChiefs #chiefskingdom #unfinishedbusiness #playoffs #nfl #nflplayoffs #weready #chiefs pic.twitter.com/J7ZGchQ8YN

— Olathe Police (@OlathePolice) February 3, 2020

✅ Stanley Cup

😎#SBLIV

— Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt) February 3, 2020