Updated: 2:47 PM PT
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce did not show up at the Eagles-Jets game despite speculation and their previous appearances in New York City. This decision might have been influenced by the backlash towards celebrity focus in NFL games.
In a surprising turn of events, pop superstar Taylor Swift and NFL player Travis Kelce did not make an appearance at the Eagles-Jets game as expected. Despite their highly publicized weekend in New York City, including a romantic dinner and Taylor’s appearance on ‘SNL,’ the couple was nowhere to be found at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Speculation and Disappointment
Many fans and sports enthusiasts had speculated that Taylor and Travis would attend the game to support Travis’ brother, Jason Kelce, who is a starter for the Eagles. Furthermore, considering Taylor’s allegiance to Philadelphia, it seemed like a perfect opportunity for the couple to showcase their support.
However, as the game began, there was no mention of Taylor or Travis by the announcers, nor were there any camera shots of them in the stadium. Additionally, there have been no credible reports or social media photos to suggest that they were present. It appears that they chose to skip the game altogether.
Considerations and Backlash
The decision to skip the game might come as a surprise to some, but for those paying attention, it is not entirely unexpected. The NFL has faced criticism for the focus on celebrity appearances during games, leading to backlash from devoted football fans. This issue was even parodied on ‘Saturday Night Live’ the night before, suggesting that Taylor and Travis might have been aware of the negative perception.
By opting to stay away from the game, Taylor and Travis may have been attempting to appease NFL purists and demonstrate respect for the sport. While they may not have attended the game, it is likely that they will spend time with Jason and others in their inner circle afterward.
For now, Swifties will have to wait for the next opportunity to catch a glimpse of Taylor at a football game.
Originally Published – 2:01 PM PT