Chiefs Fan’s Viral Reaction to Chris Jones Turns Into Free Beer

Getty Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones.

When the Kansas City Chiefs knocked off the Buffalo Bills in overtime during the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs, Arrowhead Stadium was rocking as fans celebrated one of the most exciting NFL games in recent memory.

Even Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones joined in on the celebration.

Jones, who is known for his high energy on and off the field, hopped into the stands to celebrate with members of Chiefs Kingdom, downing a bottle of Michelob ULTRA to express his excitement over Kansas City’s historic win.

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Jones being captured by photographers drinking a Michelob ULTRA beer caught the company’s attention on Twitter.

Both Jones and Michelob ULTRA also noticed there was one Chiefs fan, in particular, Julie Collins, in the viral photo that had a very different expression on her face compared to others around Jones.

Crowd, Not Jones, Caused Collins to Cringe

Collins, 57, has had season tickets for Chiefs games within her family for nearly 45 years. Her family’s season ticket seats are in the front row right behind Kansas City’s bench. Those premium seats are what put Collins at the forefront of the epic moment in which Jones chugged a fan’s beer in the stands.

“After the game, everyone was jumping around and celebrating and hugging. It was very fun and chaotic,” Collins told Heavy. “We were so thrilled about that win, and typically a player does not jump into the stands, but all of a sudden — and I think it was because my son was wearing his ninety-five, Chris Jones jersey — but Chris Jones, here he comes, he jumped up, and some of our season ticket-holder friends kind of picked him up into the stands.”

But why exactly did Collins have a rather unhappy look on her face?

Well, aside from her beer — which was a Michelob ULTRA — being spilled in the midst of the celebration involving Jones, Collins couldn’t quite see what was going on because of her vantage point behind Jones. On top of that, fans from other sections were beginning to crowd around her, which made things rather nerve-wracking.

Despite Collins’ split-second reaction that was captured in the photo, she wanted to make one thing very clear to Kansas City’s star defensive tackle.

“I was very happy that [Jones] jumped in the stands. He is welcome there anytime, and he can drink all the beer that we might have laying around,” Collins said.

Michelob ULTRA Honors Collins With Free Beer & Custom ‘Stone Cold’ T-Shirt

To make amends for Collins’ spilled beer, Jones and Michelob ULTRA teamed up to make sure that she has all the ULTRAs she needs ahead of the AFC Championship Game between the Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals on January 30.

“This Sunday, we’re keeping @JulieCollins64‘s ULTRAs full and a smile on her face. @Chiefs kingdom – you ready?!?” the official Michelob ULTRA Twitter account wrote.

Along with the kind gesture, Jones and Michelob ULTRA have also released limited-edition “Stone Cold Julie” shirts for Collins to rock during the AFC Title Game, which she will be in attendance for.

“The most important thing is not my face,” Collins told Heavy. “The most important thing is this upcoming game [between the Chiefs and Bengals]. So let’s get to the Super Bowl and let’s win that.”

Chiefs fans can also sport the “Stone Cold Julie” shirts on game day by purchasing their own at the Shop Beer Gear website. A portion of the proceeds from the shirts will go toward Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City.

The AFC Championship Game between the Chiefs and Bengals will take place Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium at 2 p.m. Arrowhead time on CBS.


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