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kcvet
11-18-2012, 08:25 PM
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"Please do not give my compliments to the Chefs," say Kansas City fans. "Take your business elsewhere," replies Scott Pioli.

Any sign calling for the firing of the Chiefs general manager is being confiscated, or the fan risks being kicked out of the stadium for the day. A representative of "Save Our Chiefs" was temporarily detained by Arrowhead Stadium security and was told to stop passing out fliers or he would have to leave. There was a well-coordinated "blackout" by fans in protest of the Chiefs' awful performance this season and it would have looked great if the stands were at least 50% full.

Maybe we can assume that the stands are so empty because there are just that many people that want to express their feelings about Pioli and maybe there's just not much to see today with the 1-8 Chiefs hosting the 4-5 Bengals. What we know for sure is that the fans feel that their first amendment rights have been violated (they likely haven't) and that the Chiefs have not exercised their right to bear an arm at quarterback in a very long time.

source (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2012/11/18/3662288/chiefs-fans-fire-scott-pioli-arrowhead-stadium-kicked-out)

should we vote??? or protest and off we go in the paddy wagon

matthewschiefs
11-18-2012, 09:02 PM
This team should be more worried about the losing that is going on then what the signs fans bring say. UGGGGH I don't like more and more what I'm hereing from this team. We are back in 2008

kcvet
11-18-2012, 09:05 PM
"Take your business elsewhere," that's really arrogant. lets see if Hunt chimes in

#58ChiefsFan
11-18-2012, 09:08 PM
This team should be more worried about the losing that is going on then what the signs fans bring say. UGGGGH I don't like more and more what I'm hereing from this team. We are back in 2008

Given Piolis antics I'd say we're worse than 08. It's a process...

MissingTBone
11-18-2012, 09:33 PM
And they've given permission to the National Guard to shoot down any planes carrying any banners near the stadium.....

Eydugstr
11-19-2012, 12:56 PM
And they've given permission to the National Guard to shoot down any planes carrying any banners near the stadium.....

Well...suppose it could marketed as a free airshow to the fans. David Glass would do that in a heartbeat.

Did this actually happen, did a guy get detained? Or is it just BS posted on facebook? Did anyone here see this happen, or see anyone passing out flyers?

kcvet
11-19-2012, 01:00 PM
the 509th bomb wing is stationed at whiteman AFB just outside KC. B-2's swoping down on arrowhead ????

kcvet
11-19-2012, 01:16 PM
Well...suppose it could marketed as a free airshow to the fans. David Glass would do that in a heartbeat.

Did this actually happen, did a guy get detained? Or is it just BS posted on facebook? Did anyone here see this happen, or see anyone passing out flyers?

yep. from a facebook fan:


Police stopped me in the parking lot and temporarily detained me. Told me to stop passing out flyers or I would be kicked out. Apparently our first ammendment rights end at the gate when we pay for parking.

It was time to go in anyway but WOW. The SGT that talked to me said he was briefed to stop all flyer handouts.

Seek
11-19-2012, 01:39 PM
Now hold up... I am not supporting Pioli but, this isn't anything new... The Chiefs have always confiscated material being passed around in the parking lot. I have seen them shut down people for years. The parking situation is what bothered me the most which casued me to not renew my tickets. I have complained to the Chiefs more than once about their parking procedures. I have seen them specailly hit the peoplt passing out free beads...

The reponse the Chiefs gave, was that the people handing out flyers were holding up traffic. While many say, NO there was no traffic, this is still their procedure regardless of the content on the flyer. Any flyer being handed out needs to be approved by the Chiefs and done while entering the gate to pay.

I have heard people call in saying they had Fire the Walrus, Fire Pioli on signs that they were allowed to take in. People had to take off their Paper bags as they entered just for security, but were not refrained from using it after they got in.

So while many may want to see this as Pioli controlling what people can and can not say. The people organizing it were not turned away becuase of the content but rather how they chose to distribute their opinion. It is not different from any other Sunday at Arrowhead. Even though the Chiefs delay traffic more than any passout by forcing people to follow a single file line to Park where the Chiefs want them to park instead of tailgating in their know spot where everyone can find them without have to call in freezing cold winter where Touch phones wont answer unless you take off your gloves.

OPLookn
11-19-2012, 06:20 PM
Now hold up... I am not supporting Pioli but, this isn't anything new... The Chiefs have always confiscated material being passed around in the parking lot. I have seen them shut down people for years. The parking situation is what bothered me the most which casued me to not renew my tickets. I have complained to the Chiefs more than once about their parking procedures. I have seen them specailly hit the peoplt passing out free beads...

The reponse the Chiefs gave, was that the people handing out flyers were holding up traffic. While many say, NO there was no traffic, this is still their procedure regardless of the content on the flyer. Any flyer being handed out needs to be approved by the Chiefs and done while entering the gate to pay.

I have heard people call in saying they had Fire the Walrus, Fire Pioli on signs that they were allowed to take in. People had to take off their Paper bags as they entered just for security, but were not refrained from using it after they got in.

So while many may want to see this as Pioli controlling what people can and can not say. The people organizing it were not turned away becuase of the content but rather how they chose to distribute their opinion. It is not different from any other Sunday at Arrowhead. Even though the Chiefs delay traffic more than any passout by forcing people to follow a single file line to Park where the Chiefs want them to park instead of tailgating in their know spot where everyone can find them without have to call in freezing cold winter where Touch phones wont answer unless you take off your gloves.

I'll agree with you on that part but if this other part is true... "Any sign calling for the firing of the Chiefs general manager is being confiscated, or the fan risks being kicked out of the stadium for the day."

Signs are held up all the time at games. I saw some "Fire Pioli" signs in pictures inside the stadium so I'm thinking this is just some fabrication. If not I want to know why the signs were taken. Other than...big, bad brother Pioli had security take them..yeah that's it!

MyManHali
11-19-2012, 10:22 PM
I'll agree with you on that part but if this other part is true... "Any sign calling for the firing of the Chiefs general manager is being confiscated, or the fan risks being kicked out of the stadium for the day."

Signs are held up all the time at games. I saw some "Fire Pioli" signs in pictures inside the stadium so I'm thinking this is just some fabrication. If not I want to know why the signs were taken. Other than...big, bad brother Pioli had security take them..yeah that's it!


It's true, there was one fan who actually anchored the initial fire Pioli banner was detained by Arrowhead Security for passing out flyers that said "Fire Pioli." The Chiefs' administration is similar to the Iranian Government.

Chiefster
11-20-2012, 02:13 AM
I'm going to start a petition requesting a peaceful secession from the current administration. :lol:

Seek
11-20-2012, 01:48 PM
I'll agree with you on that part but if this other part is true... "Any sign calling for the firing of the Chiefs general manager is being confiscated, or the fan risks being kicked out of the stadium for the day."

Signs are held up all the time at games. I saw some "Fire Pioli" signs in pictures inside the stadium so I'm thinking this is just some fabrication. If not I want to know why the signs were taken. Other than...big, bad brother Pioli had security take them..yeah that's it!

You are hearing this from the source of the FIRE Pioli campaign. When in reality what was probably told to the parking staff was confiscate all signes being passed out or be removed from the stadium, as is procedure.

What is being told, was they confiscated our Signs becuase it said Fire Pioli or they would kick us out.

I saw numerous Fire Pioli signs, Numerous Fire Crennel signs. I even saw a BAG on a guys head that said fire the Walrus Coach. They were not being confiscated and allowed to voice their opinion. However, passing out any literature that is not approved regardless of the content. Has always been shut down even when King Carl was here.

King Carl made it a procedure to not allow fans to take in signs as it obstructed the fans view of the game. At least Pioli allows signs.

OPLookn
11-20-2012, 02:29 PM
I'm going to start a petition requesting a peaceful secession from the current administration. :lol:

Move to Texas and install yourself as king. Then you can be a Chieftatorship.

I know there is only suppose to be one thread for this stuff but I'll hopefully skirt around it. If you aren't happy with something then get in the game and make it change. I'm not saying you, just in general...people that whine and complain about things while proposing no solutions or will to make the change themselves really tick me off.

Seek
11-20-2012, 03:23 PM
Move to Texas and install yourself as king. Then you can be a Chieftatorship.

I know there is only suppose to be one thread for this stuff but I'll hopefully skirt around it. If you aren't happy with something then get in the game and make it change. I'm not saying you, just in general...people that whine and complain about things while proposing no solutions or will to make the change themselves really tick me off.

Are you suggesting Chiefster to assasinate Pioli???

OPLookn
11-20-2012, 04:33 PM
Are you suggesting Chiefster to assasinate Pioli???

I would never ask for that to happen to anyone. With that said...it's a process...

:lol:

LargoChief
11-21-2012, 03:28 PM
The team is a joke but the lack of apparent concern with Clark coming out and saying a whole lot of nothing....I'm just glad they're not on during Thanksgiving since I want to keep the food in my stomach. I've also read a lot of articles about how theses games are 'usually very close', whoever wrote the article has not watched this team. They REALLY need an overhaul and the teams acts like idiots on the field! It shows they are out of touch with how embarrassing they are. No wonder they want Romeo, he's as useful as boobs on a nun!!! I think he's is really stoned or on some pills because he shows no emotion at all!! The players have no respect for the team or game whatsoever!! He will NEVER coach again!

LargoChief
11-21-2012, 03:29 PM
Sorry, just really let down by them.