Travis Kelce had a very discreet performance in the Monday Night game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. The tight end’s seven catches for 44 yards and a touchdown left no one happy, but fans already have a culprit: Taylor Swift.
It was an up-and-down night for Kelce: He scored once to give his team the lead at halftime, but a pass intended for him was also intercepted. He had few catches but drew a double team that gave the Chiefs receivers more space.
However, for a tight end who has fans accustomed to 100-plus yard games and a constant presence in the end zone, “low-key” isn’t enough.
Worse yet, statistics show that when Swift has attended Kansas City games this season, her boyfriend averages 108 yards per game, while his performance drops to just 41.8 yards per game when she is not present.
Fans point fingers at “Tay Tay”
After Kelce’s poor performance and the Chiefs’17-21 loss to the Eagles, fans were lapidary: “Taylor Swift is ruining this man.”
“Kelce before Taylor Swift would never fumble that,” noted one more, although the interception wasn’t entirely Travis’ fault: Cornerback Bradley Roby batted the ball before Kelce reached it, sending it into the hands of Eagles’ Nicholas Morrow.
But the fans were not forgiving: “Swift on his mind,” said one more after the interception. “I’m blaming Taylor Swift for this one,” “This dude is so washed… where is Taylor at,” and “Kelce hasn’t been the same ever since he dated Taylor Swift,” were some more reactions after the play.
Others did not miss the opportunity to troll the couple of the moment with comments like: “That was a swift punch,” “Shake it off,” or “The Taylor Swift effect.”
And where was Taylor?
This weekend, Swift performed a series of concerts in Brazil as part of the international leg of her “Eras Tour.” The last show was due to be on Sunday, and it was said that the singer would make a lightning return to arrive in time for the game.
However, an incident in which a fanpassed away before the event due to poor organization and high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro forced Taylor and the organizers to postpone the concert to Monday.
Thus, Swift was stranded in Brazil, and Kelce lost her muse in the boxes at Arrowhead Stadium. Now, fans are wondering how Travis will handle a tour that will have nearly 90 shows and last almost a year.