With fans in Arrowhead, Chiefs face conflict between trust and insubordination – The Athletic

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story included unnecessary racial identifiers. They have been removed.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the sun continued to rise Saturday, a group of season ticket holders for the Chiefs, some of the franchise’s most loyal and financially devoted fans, were granted access to a reconfigured Arrowhead Stadium. Each of the 2,000 fans wore a face mask, which the Chiefs required. For two hours, the enthusiastic fans became the first group of people to see in person an NFL team conduct a training camp practice this season — and the first such event since early February, when the Chiefs were victorious in the Super Bowl.

Before 9 a.m., the fans clapped for superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes when he stepped onto the field. Coach Andy Reid received a louder ovation a few minutes later when he arrived. An even louder roar was for star defensive tackle Chris Jones, who, as one of the team’s boisterous players,…

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