LONDON — More than 4,000 miles from Kansas City, Jon Cartwright lifted his pint cheap nfl jerseys of London Pride Ale in a toast to the Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys.
He wasn’t alone. Hundreds of Chiefs fans from all over the world — England, wholesale jerseys Spain, Canada, other parts of the United States and, of course, Kansas City — had come to party with their cheap nfl jerseys favorite NFL team.
It was all being paid for by the Chiefs, who wanted to reward their ticket holders who were coming to London for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions Jerseys at Wembley Stadium.
So the Chiefs took over a pub, The Admiralty, in London’s Trafalgar Square. They decked the place out in Chiefs red and yellow and threw open the doors to their ticket holders.
Among those mingling with Chiefs fans were chairman Clark Hunt, former Chiefs players Christian Okoye and Will Shields and even NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Cartwright surveyed the scene from the pub’s second-floor balcony and watched with some amazement at the scene so far from Arrowhead Stadium.
“I’ve never seen another Chiefs fan in my hometown,” said Cartwright, a Chiefs fan from Southampton in the United Kingdom, about 75 miles from London. “So all these Chiefs fans in one place is really something to see. Even to be in London and see Chiefs fans walking down the street is amazing. You just don’t see that here.”
The party really was a spectacle, at least considering it was so far from Kansas City. The Chiefs expect between 800 and 1,000 of their ticket holders in London and about 400 of them to stop by The Admiralty at some point Friday afternoon.
The party was half-party, half-pep rally. The Chiefs brought some wholesale nfl jerseys of their cheerleaders from Kansas City. Most fans were wearing a Chiefs jersey or other team apparel.
At one point, Mitch Holthus, the team’s radio play-by-play announcer, grabbed a microphone and began to play to the crowd.
“We’ve made history because today we unite two kingdoms, Chiefs Kingdom and the United Kingdom,” Holthus shouted to a loud roar. “It is beyond awesome to see all Kander of you here … and to have the Chiefs in London to play this game.”
He was followed by Hunt, who joined in on the fun.
“I want to raise a toast to the best fans in the National Football League,” said Hunt, who is usually more reserved in public. “There are two things on Sunday I’m really looking forward to. First, of course, is a big Chiefs’ win. And second is the national anthem, when we tell the world that Wembley is home of the …”
He allowed fans to shout “Chiefs,” the traditional Arrowhead Stadium ending to the anthem.
Hunt later jumped behind the bar to pour tap beers for some cheap jerseys fans.
“In some ways, this is almost overwhelming,” he said later in an interview. “There are people here from all over the world and they’re all here because of the Chiefs.”
Hunt invited Goodell to not only the game, but the party. Molina He took them up on both invitations.
Wearing a light blue dress shirt and a navy blazer, Goodell wasn’t dressed for the occasion but fit in anyway. He shook hands, posed for photos and chatted with Chiefs fans for a couple of hours.
His presence was just another factor in making the Chiefs’ pub party in London an unusual event.