The Kansas City Chiefs, after a nail-biting match, managed to snatch victory from the brink of defeat, securing their third Super Bowl win in five years against the San Francisco 49ers.
The game, however, was not just about the sport. It was also about the presence of pop superstar Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, who plays as a tight end for the Chiefs. The couple's relationship had been a topic of discussion among conservatives, many of whom had hoped for a 49ers victory to avoid further coverage of Swift and Kelce.
In response to the Chiefs' victory, liberals and Swift's fans, known as Swifties, united in celebration. They reveled in the disappointment of those they labeled as "misogynistic males" who had complained about the extensive coverage of Swift's support for her boyfriend. One Twitter user wrote, "I HOPE EVERY MISOGYNISTIC MALE WHO SAID 'TAYLOR SWIFT RUINED FOOTBALL' IS FUMINGGG RIGHT NOW LMAOOOO."
The victory also provided an opportunity for some to mock supporters of the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement. They pointed out the perceived hypocrisy of MAGA influencers who criticized the Super Bowl events, such as Kelce's argument with Andy Reid and Swift's beer-drinking, while expressing joy when their "cult leader" attended UFC 287 with Mike Tyson, a convicted rapist.
One user tweeted, "MAGA influencers are clutching their pearls about the Super bowl because- - Travis Kelce yelled at Andy Reid. - Taylor Swift chugged a beer. These same influencers were ecstatic when their cult leader attended UFC 287 with Mike Tyson....who went to prison for years for raping…"
Others reveled in the supposed fairytale of Swift and Kelce's relationship. Tweets romanticizing their interaction during the game circulated, with one user writing, "*Taylor Swift jumps into Travis Kelce's arms* 'You had me scared there..' 'Heh.. with you watching I can do anything.' Swift smiles 'I feel a song coming on!' *They both start harmonizing* 'Your lips look kissable right now..' *They kiss and fireworks go off*"
The event concluded with a tweet from former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who congratulated "Taylor's boyfriend—and the entire Kansas City Chiefs community!" on their remarkable victory.