- Swift sat next to Kelce’s mother, Donna, during his final NFL appearance
- Fans took to social media to call out Prime for its excessive coverage of her
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Despite Al Michael’s promise to keep coverage of her to a minimum, NFL fans were once again outraged by how much airtime Taylor Swift was given Thursday night in Arrowhead.
Swift came to Kansas City to watch her boyfriend Travis Kelce’s latest appearance for the Chiefs and sat in a box next to his mother, Donna.
The pop sensation sparked hype when she saw Kelce for the first time at Arrowhead last month, before sending the internet into a frenzy again when she attended his game at the New York Jets’ MetLife Stadium earlier this month.
However, die-hard NFL fans were outraged by the excessive coverage of Swift during those games, and ahead of the Chiefs’ showdown with the Broncos on Thursday night, Michael – Prime’s play-by-play man – insisted the networks wouldn’t do the same.
Unfortunately for Michael, who was praised for his apparent reluctance to mention her, Prime cameras still frequently switched to Swift during the game.
NFL fans were once again outraged by how much airtime Taylor Swift was given while watching Travis Kelce in action for the Chiefs
Swift, who was spotted partying with Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany, rocked up to Kelce’s latest performance at Arrowhead
Fans couldn’t believe how much airtime the pop superstar got that night, with a graphic showing her alongside Kelce, Mahomes and Chiefs coach Andy Reid
After catching a great long-range pass from Patrick Mahomes in the second quarter, Kelce was seen hugging Mahomes’ wife Brittany to celebrate the pair’s bond on the court.
And when Kansas City led Denver 13-0 at halftime, Amazon bosses even decided to display a cartoon graphic of Swift next to Kelce, Mahomes and Chiefs coach Andy Reid.
For a multitude of NFL fans on social media, enough is enough.
One angry user wrote on X: ‘ENOUGH WITH THESE TAYLOR SWIFT BULLS***!!!’
Another commented: “I’ve never seen so much coverage of Taylor Swift in my life, man enough is enough.”
“Stop showing Taylor Swift,” wrote a third. “We’re here to watch football, not to see them.”
A fourth sentence: I can’t stand how much the #NFL is pushing stupid #TaylorSwift propaganda.”
While one even kept the score: “Bruh, they mentioned Taylor Swift at least six times since the start of the pregame show and three quarters into the game…”
Still, Michaels was praised by some of his users for trying to avoid mentioning Swift.
During the game on Thursday
Prime’s Al Michaels was praised by fans for doing his best without mentioning Swift in the game
“You can tell Al Michaels doesn’t want to talk about Taylor Swift at all,” one fan wrote.
Another said: “Al Michaels is just completely ignoring them showing that Taylor Swift is amazing.”
While one asked: “Does Al Michaels know who Taylor Swift is?”
Swift was clearly impressed with what she saw from Kelce in Arrowhead on Thursday night.
After securing a big win for the Chiefs against the Broncos, the singer-songwriter was seen applauding her boyfriend while sitting next to his mother Donna.
It was reported on Wednesday evening that Swift was traveling to Kansas City to check out her new boyfriend – the tight end was spotted leaving his home on Thursday with his own jersey in hand.
And Swift finally arrived at the stadium a Kansas City jacket before climbing onto a buggy that accompanied her to the stadium.