The Chiefs will be in London next weekend for a game against the Lions that continues the NFL’s tradition of exporting some of the least appealing games on the schedule to the United Kingdom.
At least this one will come with free beer for Chiefs fans who decide to make the trip. Chiefs president Mark Donovan says that the team will take over a pub in Trafalgar Square for three hours next Friday afternoon and hand out free suds to ticket holders who are in town for the game.
“What we came up with was, let’s figure out a way to buy them a beer,” Donovan said, via ESPN.com. “The idea is if you’re coming to London, whether you came in on a train from Manchester where you live or whether you came over on a flight or whether you came in from Germany because it’s easier to get to London than Kansas City, you came to support the Chiefs and we want to buy you a beer.”
Should the Chiefs and Lions both lose this weekend, they’ll be a combined 2-12 for next Sunday’s game in London. A beer seems the least that either team could hand out for fans hardy enough to follow them to foreign lands, although it seems unlikely that branded blindfolds will be part of the giveaway.