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Who is Andy Reid’s lookalike? Meet the Chiefs fan with a near-perfect impersonation of the head coach

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The NFL is a copycat league.

Teams are always trying to tap into the latest trend, whether that’s installing a West Coast offense or a Cover 2 defense. Everyone is trying to find the next Sean McVay or Kyle Shanahan or Andy Reid.

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Well, one fan took “copycat” to the next level.

While human cloning trials are still a ways away, if you’ve tuned into a Chiefs game recently, you might think that the scientists are a little closer than they’re letting on. Sometimes when the camera cuts to the stands, there’s an Andy Reid lookalike in the shot. The fan has taken the internet by storm and has everyone thinking they’re seeing double:

As it turns out, it’s not necessarily a bit — the man is a longtime Chiefs fan and not someone necessarily chasing the spotlight.

Here’s what you need to know about the NFL’s No. 1 impersonator fan:

Who is Andy Reid’s lookalike?

The fan is known across social media platforms as “Almost Andy Reid,” a moniker that seems a bit, well, on the nose. Almost Andy — real name Matthew Black — is a lifelong Chiefs fan, meaning that Reid’s arrival in Kansas City was destiny more than happenstance.

Almost Andy has everything down: Reid’s mannerisms, his stance, the angle of his hat — even the way he chews. 

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Heck, he’s even got a collection of Tommy Bahama shirts:

Outside the stadium, Almost Andy is a classically trained singer. He says he has been the lead in 30 different operas. Singing is just a part-time gig now.

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“I just love getting out there and doing it, and sometimes I’ll break out into song for people when they don’t necessarily believe that,” Black said, via Kansas City television station KSHB. “I do consider this a gift, and so when you’re given a gift, you know, it’s up to you to use it and to share it.”

Hopefully, he’ll have another happy tune to sing come mid-February.


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