Governor DeSantis took a break from his busy schedule to watch a Kansas City Chief playoff game vs the Jacksonville Jaguars.
DeSantis received a warm welcome from both Kansas City Chief fans and Jacksonville Jaguars fans.
Before and after the game the Florida governor was met with cheers and high-fives.
Watch DeSantis receive a warm welcome here:
DeSantis was at the Chiefs game? That’s awesome. pic.twitter.com/WcCDQcrEYb
— DK 🌽🇺🇸🐂 (@toottootchoo) January 22, 2023
Outkick had more on the story:
Fans appeared to be very happy to see Ron DeSantis at the Chiefs/Jaguars game Saturday.
The Florida Governor was in Kansas City to watch the Jaguars attempt to pull off an upset, and while Jacksonville put up a valiant effort, Trevor Lawrence and the team ultimately fell short.
However, DeSantis appeared to be a winner no matter what the score was on the scoreboard. Chiefs fans (and a single guy in a Jags jersey) lined up to shake his hand, and one young man could be heard shouting, “You’re the best governor. Run for President!”
One guy at the game even told DeSantis to run for president:
For those of us gauging how much appeal Ron DeSantis might have among Republicans, it’s interesting how many KC fans in KC (at the Jags game) appear to know who he is; one guy encourages him to run for president
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) January 22, 2023
The Daily Mail had more details:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was urged to ‘run for president’ by adoring NFL supporters at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday as the Republican continues to weigh up a 2024 White House bid.
The highly fancied politician, who is considered Donald Trump’s main rival for the GOP nomination, was cheered by Kansas City Chiefs fans and shook their hands during their playoff win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The hero’s welcome in the Red State shows the surge in support for DeSantis, who has won plaudits with his ‘war on woke’, a ban on Critical Race Theory and his relaxed Covid policies in his four years in office.