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Gotta support the team, you see: Fan shows off Kansas City Chiefs glass eye (photo)

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Meet Steve Graham. He is 58 years old. He hails from the Kansas town of Pomona but was born in Kansas City. And in case you can’t figure it out on your own by way of his ocular accessory, Steve Graham is something of a Kansas City Chiefs. Yeah, the Kansas City Chiefs glass eye probably should have tipped you off.

Graham lost his right eye in 1967 due to a tragic dart accident (is there any other kind?) when he was 13. I’ll allow Chiefs-centric site Arrowhead Addict take the “eye-catching” narrative from here:

Steve had the eye made ten years ago when he went in to have some replacement artificial eyes made. His Dr. suggested he have a Chiefs eye mad [sic] so he could show his spirit like nobody else when attending games. Steve took him up on it.

Steve assured me he doesn’t go walking around with his Chiefs eye in at all times, as it can freak some folks out. He has two other regular artificial eyes that match his real left eye. Still, when it is game time, there is no questioning Steve’s devotion to the Chiefs. He also has a Derrick Thomas tribute tattoo.

Interesting. A Chiefs glass eye and a Derrick Thomas tribute tattoo, but nothing to pay tribute to Elvis Grbac or Christian Okoye? Sad.

Actually, when you think about it, it would be fitting for Graham to do something to honor onetime Chiefs wide receiver Andre Rison. You know, because of the whole “Left Eye” connection. Rison with the Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez relationship and Graham with the, well, that’s self-explanatory.

[H/T Deadspin]