KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They’ve been long time Patriots fans, but one metro couple decided to travel as a “house divided” when the Chiefs met the Pats last weekend.
That’s when they say their trip took a turn for the worse. They couldn’t even stay for the finish.
The Montanezes were such huge fans of the Patriots, they dedicated a man cave just to their favorite team.
For more than twenty years, Tom Brady was the man and red, white, and blue were the only colors that mattered. But that all changed with one game.
“It’s time to start redecorating,” Jose said.
Jose and Mayra Montanez traveled 1,500 miles to watch the Chiefs battle the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. This was the first game Mayra decked out in all red to support her new home team. From the start, Mayra says the Pats fans were hateful.
“This guy jumped three rows behind us all the way to us and pushed us and grabbed our sign to break it,” she said.
The sign showcased their “house divided: Chiefs and Patriots.” After living in Kansas City for 16 years, the Montanezes switched allegiance but decided to play up the family feud for game. What started out as friendly escalated into ugly.
“Even though I was wearing blue people were just saying scary stuff to me because I was with my wife who was wearing red and I couldn’t believe it,” Jose said.
“There was no need at all to use the words that they used towards me and telling him to divorce her, get her out of here, and all of the foul language,” Mayra added.
When moving to another section didn’t help, they left just before the 4th quarter and finished listening to the game on the radio.
“I have to leave early because I’m afraid for my life. But I’m going to walk out the way I walked in: representing Kansas City,” Mayra said.
Since then, the Montanezes have had a change of heart.
They said all the Patriots gear is coming down, making way for all the Chiefs gear.