In a recent game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins, NFL fans were left buzzing with controversy as they accused Patrick Mahomes of unsportsmanlike behavior.
Despite the Chiefs’ 21-14 victory, a cloud of doubt hung over the match, with some fans even suggesting that the game might have been rigged in favor of the Chiefs.
What specifically riled up the NFL audience was Mahomes’ repeated interactions with the referees, where he expressed his displeasure with several calls he believed favored the Dolphins.
In the wake of this contentious display, Mahomes earned himself a new nickname – “crybaby Mahomes” – coined by a portion of the NFL fanbase.
This not-so-affectionate moniker reflected the frustration that some fans felt towards the quarterback for his animated reactions on the field.
However, Mahomes’ polarizing actions weren’t limited to the realm of football.
In a surprising turn of events, Taylor Swift fans, known as “Swifties,” also found themselves disheartened by the quarterback’s performance, albeit for an entirely different reason.
It was Mahomes’ involvement with Swift’s new love interest, Travis Kelce, that stirred the pot.
During the game, Kelce’s stats were far from impressive, as he managed to catch just three passes for a mere 14 yards against the Dolphins.
What raised eyebrows was the fact that out of Mahomes’ 30 pass attempts, only four were directed at Kelce, who is undeniably the Chiefs’ most reliable pass catcher.
This underutilization of Kelce left fans puzzled and Swifties disgruntled.
As a result, NFL fans and Taylor Swift enthusiasts took to various platforms, including X, to voice their concerns and opinions regarding Mahomes’ actions.
The backlash against the quarterback was evident, highlighting how a single game managed to draw the ire of two distinct fan bases, bridging the gap between the world of sports and pop culture.