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SportAndy Reid scolded Chiefs fans during playoff game for throwing snowballs at Colts punter

02:05  13 january  2019
02:05  13 january  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Andy Reid scolded Chiefs fans during playoff game for throwing snowballs at Colts punter© Ed Zurga/AP
  • 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.

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The fracas started when a snowball came with inches of hitting Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez as he took a snap.

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.

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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.

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