If you know Chiefs Kingdom, then you know we have some of the most dedicated, raucous, rowdy, and downright wild fans in all of sports. It's kind of what we're known for here. Some would even call it too dedicated, too rowdy, too rambunctious, to the point of where illegal activity gets involved. People go to jail, to the hospital, fans get banned, but that's the story for a lot of fanbases. When you get a lot of people together, there's always that chance, but what if it's just the actions of one individual? One man so passionate about his team, that he acts completely out of line with societal norms and rule of law? What if I told you that man was a wolf? A lone wolf? Rather, a man dressed as a wolf performing lone wolf illegal activities?
Before I end up doing an entire ESPN 30 for 30 intro on the guy, let's just cut to the chase shall we? Chiefs superfan Xavier Babudar, otherwise known by his alias "ChiefsAholic" was arrested December 16th in Bixby, Oklahoma for armed bank robbery. Babudar is alleged to have committed multiple other armed robberies in the past accross the country and has used the money he acquires to attend Chiefs games both home and away, place ludicrous bets on games, and even donate to the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation in order to attend exclusive events. He wore a wolf costume to every game he went to, was popular on social media, and was considered a Chiefs "Superfan" by the general public, much in the way that guys like X-Factor (Who mind you was arrested for assaulting fellow Chiefs Superfan RedXtreme, who was ALSO arrested for the altercation. Both being banned until further notice) were. He is being held on $200,000 bail and could face up to 25 years in prison. Oh, and one small detail I left out: The dude wore the same wolf mask he wore to games while committing these crimes.
Now, you're probably thinking to yourself "Wow these Chiefs Superfans are super crazy, almost too crazy. Like is Arrowhead a literal insane asylum?" Please, I promise you we are not all like this. In fact, this type of vicious idolism and fealty towards anything material is seen by the American Psychological Association as wildly unhealthy and borderline psychotic. Sports fandom is supposed to be fun, not obsessive, and while tickets and everything like that are pretty pricy (and I feel will need to change if Arrowhead wants to continue to appeal to the working class fanbase of KC, i.e., the majority of fans and whole reason Arrowhead is considered such a tough environment in the first place) there is zero reason to commit crimes for a sports team. Whether that be assault, robbery, or even murder, you've gotta follow the law, and when you don't you bear the consequences. It's not okay to harm others over sports, it just straight up isn't. The guy robbed a teacher's credit union for God's sake. I hope justice is served and that he learns his lesson. Chiefs Kingdom was thrown into a panic making sure he was alright thinking something bad had happened to him, turns out he was okay and turns out he was a piece of garbage human being. A human that isn't welcome in this fanbase any longer, I hope. We really have had our fair share of wacko fans haven't we?
Burn Notice: 10/10 Heat (1995) starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. Rated R. Great Movie.