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Kansas City showcasing 'Chiefs fever' ahead of AFC Championship

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 18:49:42-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the AFC Championship Game only days away, Kansas City has Chiefs fever.

Pleasant Lea Elementary School in Lee's Summit, Missouri, celebrated Red Friday on Thursday.

In an effort to get students and parents in the Chiefs spirit, principal Aaron Barnett dressed up as the Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid.

“This is the first time I’ve busted out the Andy Reid outfit and we’ll see how it goes this Sunday," Barnett said. "I’m kind of superstitious, so I want to be able to wear it again."

As the Chiefs progress throughout the playoffs, students and parents can expect another "Andy Reid" appearance from Barnett.

“It was a good morning. I enjoyed the heck out of it and I think the kids did and I think the parents did also," Barnett said.

It's not just Andy Reid who's out and about. Many Chiefs players can be spotted throughout the city.

Phil "Sike Style" Shafer has been designing and painting Chiefs murals across town for the past five months.

“It’s kind of like a pinch-me scenario too, like am I dreaming or am I really a part of this team's activation?" Shafer said.

Shafer's designs went up in Westport, Town Center Plaza and Zona Rosa, and he's hopeful more will be coming as long as the Chiefs' playoff run continues.

“The goal is to work all the way through February and to bring back another Lombardi Trophy," Shafer said.