- A Kansas City Chiefs fan nearly hit Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez during a play in the NFL playoff game on Saturday.
- After the play, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid went over and admonished the fans for their behavior.
- No announcement was initially made in the stadium, but further infractions could have resulted in a penalty against the Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs got off to about as good a start as they could have hoped against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, scoring the first 17 points of their playoff game to take a 24-7 lead into halftime.
But despite the fantastic start from his team, head coach Andy Reid wasn’t pleased with the home crowd in Kansas City after a fan inserted himself into the action with a snowball.
The fracas started when a snowball came with inches of hitting Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez as he took a snap.
That snowball almost hit the Colts punter pic.twitter.com/kcLY9dAQtS
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) January 12, 2019
While the play still went off without a hitch, the near-miss clearly bothered Reid, who walked over and admonished fans to be smart.
Replays showed that a fan decked out in Chiefs gear had hurled a snowball onto the field, although it wasn’t clear if it was the same snowball that nearly hit the punter. Sideline reporter Michele Tafoya explained that in-game security would deal with the first infraction, but that another snowball could result in an announcement being made and a penalty against the home team.
Look at this Eagles fan decked out in Chiefs gear throwing a snowball smh pic.twitter.com/ie4s0THcD9
— Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) January 12, 2019
Andy is pissed at his fans for throwing snowballs on the field. pic.twitter.com/H4L7G8zyiM
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) January 12, 2019
A penalty for a thrown snowball would be an odd, and unnecessary way for the Chiefs to lose yards, but given the lead Kansas City took into halftime, it would take quite a few snowballs to make a difference for the Colts.