Chiefs Backtrack on Plan to Charge Firefighters for 9/11 Game After Backlash
The Kansas City Chiefs have backtracked on a plan to charge firefighters for game tickets on 9/11 after receiving backlash on the radio and on twitter. Radio host Nick Wright of 610 Sports in Kansas City received a phone call during his show Thursday from a firefighter who explained the Chiefs’ plan to have 100 firefighters hold a flag on the field for 9/11.
According to Wright, the firefighter said the Chiefs planned to charge participating firefighters $25 to stay for the game. Wright says he later received a copy of the email stating that the Chiefs were charging $25 for the firefighters to remain for the game.
About an hour later, after further discussion on the show and twitter, Wright says the Chiefs called him to say they decided to comp the firefighters the tickets.
Smart move, Kansas City. Hopefully other teams will take a cue from this and not try to slip one past us.