Andy Reid dressed up as Santa Claus to celebrate the Chiefs' division title

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The Kansas City Chiefs won their second straight AFC West title on Sunday with a 29-13 win over the Miami Dolphins. Conveniently, they clinched with a week to spare, on Christmas Eve.

And conveniently, they have a coach whose nickname is “Big Red.” It turned out to be particularly apt with the holiday and a division championship celebration coinciding.

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Before Andy Reid returned to the Arrowhead Stadium locker room to address his team and get the celebrations started, he threw on a full Santa Claus costume.

Andy Reid addressed the Kansas City Chiefs in the locker room dressed as Santa Claus. (Twitter/@Chiefs)
Andy Reid addressed the Kansas City Chiefs in the locker room dressed as Santa Claus. (Twitter/@Chiefs)


Reid went with the hat, beard, coat, pants and all. Chiefs players loved it. He pranced into the center of the locker room to give a postgame speech.


Reid was committed to the costume, too. He stayed in the Christmas spirit for his entire postgame news conference:


“Big Red” will forever have a new meaning. No NFL coach could pull off this costume better than Reid.

But, of course, it prompted a wide range of jokes at Reid’s expense:



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