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Chiefs visit White House, present Joe Biden with jersey

Field Level Media
06 Jun 2023, 07:55 GMT+10

The Kansas City Chiefs visited President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday to celebrate their Super Bowl victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs' delegation in Washington, D.C., just short of four full months after guiding the Chiefs to a 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Ariz.

Biden was presented with a Chiefs' No. 46 jersey in an outdoor gathering. A notable moment came when Biden was presented with his jersey, and tight end Travis Kelce veered away to approach the microphone.

"So I have been waiting for this moment," Kelce began to say as Mahomes made like a Secret Service agent, quickly cutting off his favorite target and ushering him back with the team.

Mahomes also led the Chiefs a Super Bowl victory in February 2020 but the team did not visit the White House because of COVID-19 restrictions. The franchise won the Super Bowl after the 1969 season, before White House visits were common for sports champions.

During the visit, Biden recognized Norma Hunt, wife of Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt, who passed away Sunday at 85.

--Field Level Media

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