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Sporting KC unveils amazing Game of Thrones-themed tifo (vid)


If there’s one thing that is sure to attract interest for an MLS team outside of the already-rapidly expanding and rabid soccer-loving public in the U.S., it’s somehow tying in a reference to “Game of Thrones.”

Well, that theory applies to pretty much anything, as “GoT” is about as big as it gets on the pop culture landscape at the moment. But that doesn’t mean Sporting KC doesn’t deserve accolades for the tifo that was unveiled during Sunday’s home match against the LA Galaxy at Children’s Mercy Park.

The tifo, unfurled in The Cauldron — the section of seating on the north end of the stadium — featured the menacing character “Night’s King” – the leader of the White Walkers — from the smash HBO series. Located directly behind the tifo was the section’s intimidating motto, “Welcome to Blue Hell.”

The tifo took about 325 hours and nearly three weeks of work to created and was connected to pulleys on the rook of the stadium, per a Kansas City Star report.

(top image via Robert Baconwurst/Twitter)