Andy Reid got into a snowball fight.
The Chiefs coach walked over to yell at fans in the lower deck who he believed were throwing snowballs on the field, one of which landed at the feet of Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez during the during the second quarter of their AFC divisional-round playoff game on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Reid was summoned by referees to get fans to stop throwing snowballs on the field. Reid wasn’t happy about it, either. The officials called him over from the Kansas City sideline during the two-minute warning in the first half.
With temperatures in Kansas City, Mo., just around freezing throughout the day, the stadium has been blanketed with snow prior to and during the game. The snowballs were mostly raining down from the upper deck, far above the field.
The NBC broadcast showed video of a fan dressed in Chiefs gear throwing a snowball onto the field, but it is unclear if that was the one that nearly hit Sanchez. Sideline reported Michele Tafoya said further snowball tossing could result in a penalty on the Chiefs.
Reid’s intervention didn’t do much good. Patrick Mahomes scampered in moments later to give the Colts a 24-7 lead, and snowballs fell like confetti from the upper deck.
— with AP