Andy Reid, one of the most revered coaches in the NFL, finally landed his first Super Bowl victory on Sunday by leading the Kansas City Chiefs to their first victory in five decades, over the San Francisco 49ers.
As is customary for any championship winning sports team, Reid and his players will almost surely be formally invited to the White House for a celebratory visit with President Donald Trump — an invitation that has been snubbed by some teams in the past, presumably for political reasons.
But that won’t be the case with Reid, according to TMZ.
“I mean, I’ll be there,” Reid said. “If they’re inviting us, I’ll be there. It’s quite an honor.”You can watch video of Coach Reid making the comment below:https://twitter.com/mrctv/status/1224744425038893058
In the past, several big-name Super Bowl players have skipped the White House invitation. Even entire teams, such as the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors have declined the president’s invitation.
In contrast, just recently the college football championship LSU Tigers accepted the president’s invitation to celebrate at the White House and reportedly had a wonderful time taking pictures with and meeting Trump in person.
As far as individual players on the Chiefs team declining or accepting the future invite, there has been no confirmation either way.
San Francisco’s Richard Sherman — before his team lost the big game to the Chiefs — made headlines after he said he “doubts” he would show up to the White House if the team would have won.