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The Kansas City Chiefs have threatened to leave Kansas City if the city did not pass a sales tax to pay for the team’s slated renovations to Arrowhead Stadium. And on Tuesday, the team got some pretty horrible news on that front as the vote failed, putting their future in the city in question.

Last month, Kansas City Chiefs team president Mark Donovan said that the team would pursue all of its options if the vote did not pass, including potentially relocating to a different city. And after the vote failed on Tuesday, Donovan offered his reaction.

“We respect the process. We respect the decision of the Jackson County voters,” Donovan said in a prepared statement Tuesday night according to Pro Football Talk. “We’re disappointed. We feel we put forth the best offer for Jackson County. We were ready to extend the longstanding partnership that the teams have enjoyed with this county. This is important. . . . We will do and look to do what is in the best interest of our fans and our organization as we move forward.”

We’ll have to see whether or not the Chiefs actually follow through with the threat to consider leaving Kansas City.

[Pro Football Talk]