On February 5, 2024, a surprising revelation was made about a popular urban myth surrounding the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The myth was propagated by a post in the Las Vegas Review-Journal back in 2017, claiming that a construction worker had buried a Kansas City Chiefs flag under what was supposed to be the 30-yard line of the Raiders stadium. The motive behind this supposed act of burying the flag was to bring bad luck to the Las Vegas Raiders, the Chiefs’ bitter rivals in the NFL.

The man behind this act, identified as Chris Scherzer, a diehard Chiefs fan, posted a photo on Facebook of a co-worker holding the flag. The caption on the photo read, “Flag buried in dirt, encased in concrete, with a stadium built on top of it … Chiefs 1, Raiders 0.” The rivalry between the two teams dates back to 1970 and has been one of the most intense in the NFL.

The myth gained traction, especially as the Raiders started losing games against the Chiefs at home after the opening of the new stadium. The concern over the buried flag reached new heights as it came down to the Chiefs playing against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium.

However, on January 30, 2024, local news station KLAS-TV revealed that the entire story was a hoax. The real construction worker behind the post was identified as Gerard DeCosta, and he confessed to fabricating the story with a friend. Tommy White, the local labor union leader who oversaw the stadium’s construction, confirmed this revelation and even posed with the flag, proving that it was never buried.

The debunking of the myth came as a surprise to many, especially those who believed in the superstition surrounding the flag. This revelation sheds new light on the power of urban myths and the importance of fact-checking in the age of social media.

By admin

Related Post