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Mid-state Chiefs fans find themselves behind enemy lines

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 14:21:54-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — While most people in the mid-state will be hoping for a Titans victory in Sunday's AFC Championship game, there are some sporting red and gold and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs.

"Very nerve-wracking so far this week," Andy Ecton said. Ecton lives in Lebanon, but is a die-hard Chiefs fan. "I am a fan, 100 percent, of the Kansas City Chiefs."

"I lived in Kansas City for about 15 years, it was home to me for a long time...so when i married Andy, he had to become a Chiefs fan," Andy's wife, Beth, said.

Andy also manages the Kansas City Chiefs Fans of Nashville Facebook page, which is home to more than 800 fans.

"It really ramped up last year's football season," Andy said.

Normally, cheering for the Chiefs in the middle of Titans country isn't an issue, but this week has been far from normal.

"Most of my coworkers are Titans fans, most of my friends are titans fans...so tomorrow might not be so easy," Andy said with a laugh. "But so far this week, it hasn't been bad."

"Lets all enjoy this, lets all be friends, during the three and half hours of the game we can taunt each other, but after the game, no matter who wins, we're going to high five because we're all Nashvillians."