The Kansas City Chiefs will square off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Feb. 7 at Super Bowl LV.
Although the Chiefs are already the favorites heading into this match-up and theoretically don’t need any additional help, they’re getting some anyway in the form of their lucky uniforms.
According to Rob Collins of FOX4 Kansas City, when Kansas City next takes the field, it will do so in red jerseys. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meanwhile, will wear white.
What is the significance of the Chiefs’ red jerseys?
Well, they won last year’s Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers while wearing those uniforms.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) January 28, 2021
Because red is the primary color of both the Chiefs and the Buccaneers, there was some question as to which squad would get to wear their preferred color. When it was all said and done, the “home” squad got the nod.
Last year, Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports reported on the significance of red jerseys.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) January 24, 2021
“That bright, intense red coloration is actually present only in dominant male,” Russell Hill, a professor of evolutionary anthropology at Durham University in the United Kingdom, told Jones.
“If you’re not a dominant male that red color just washes out. It’s a badge of status. If you look across a lot of other mammal species, red is the color. It’s used to signify dominance and aggression in a wide variety of animals.”
Will the red jerseys prove to be lucky for the Chiefs once more in 2021? Heiress Gracie Hunt seems to think so. We’re less than two weeks away from finding out once and for all.