On a Sunday evening, the Kansas City Chiefs, led by star player Travis Kelce, faced off against their AFC rivals, the Los Angeles Chargers, at their home ground, Arrowhead Stadium.
Adding a dash of celebrity intrigue to the already high-profile matchup was none other than the renowned singer Taylor Swift.
Rumors had been swirling for the past couple of months about her involvement with Kelce, and she had been spotted attending multiple Chiefs games in the process.
Former NFL player turned commentator, Tony Romo, who was providing the play-by-play for the game on CBS, couldn’t resist making several references to the speculated romance during the broadcast.
This was punctuated by numerous camera shots of Taylor Swift, who was enthusiastically enjoying the game from a VIP box high above the field.
At one point, Romo even commented on how Kelce’s focus on the game seemed undeterred by the relationship, as reported by Matt Mosley of FOX Sports.
Naturally, the internet, particularly on X (formerly known as Twitter), exploded with reactions from fans as the game unfolded.
Some astute fans pointed out that Romo himself had been part of some high-profile relationships in the past, drawing intriguing parallels.
Others found amusement in the colorful personalities involved and the overall light-heartedness of the situation.
A few eagle-eyed users noted that the Chargers fan who had gone viral the previous week, accused of being an NFL industry plant, was also in attendance at Arrowhead Stadium, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the evening.
Despite the football action on the field, it was a surprising twist for many to see Taylor Swift emerge as an apparent die-hard Chiefs fan at the start of the 2023 season.
On the sports front, Kelce and the Chiefs had already secured five consecutive wins leading up to the Chargers contest.