Does Anyone Actually Care?

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Isiah Pacheco, the Kansas City Chiefs running back, breaks off a huge 48 yard run to put the Chiefs up by 10 points early in the first quarter against the Jets. 

Instead of giving the young second-year player his moment, the camera cuts off his celebration to show Taylor Swift casually celebrating with the other Chiefs fans at the game.  

If you have not heard, famous singer Taylor Swift has been recently dating Kansas City Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce. 

When the information was brand new, I thought it was cool to see Taylor Swift bring that extra publicity to Chiefs’ games, and I still think she is making football more popular by introducing her massive fan base to football. But what was once a new and exciting relationship is now becoming an overplayed social media fad. 

Going back to that Jets game, Taylor Swift was shown on screen a whopping 17 times during that Sunday night broadcast. Fans were starting to get annoyed. The NFL social media outlets were posting Swift’s basic reactions to good plays throughout the game. 

What are sports fans saying? It is almost impossible to find a positive comment on any sports-related account posting about Swift. Most comments say, “We don’t care.” 

There was a specific comment on the NFL’s official Instagram account that begs, “Please stop, NFL. You’re making people hate not only the Chiefs, but Taylor Swift as well. Just stop.” 

The post that triggered the response was Taylor Swift doing a handshake with Brittney Mahomes, the wife of Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes. 

I don’t “hate” Taylor or the Chiefs, but I definitely agree that it is starting to get very annoying opening my feed and seeing nothing but Taylor Swift posts from SportsCenter, Bleacher Report, ESPN, etc. I follow these accounts to see sports highlights, not watch Taylor Swift’s reaction to the games. 

Sports accounts should stick to posting sports, not a singer reacting to plays. I think I speak for most sports fans when I say– we do not care. 

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