Swift attended the Kansas City Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and cheered on Travis Kelce – before she was spotted leaving with him. In the hours afterwards, sales of his team shirt shot up by 400% and videos of Swifties learning American football rules went viral.
Tuesday 26 September 2023 15:28, UK
A football coach has joked that he “set them up”, after pop star Taylor Swift was rumoured to be dating American football star Travis Kelce.
The pop sensation attended the NFL game between the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday and cheered on Kelce, alongside his mum.
Swift and the Chiefs’ ‘tight end’ were then filmed leaving the stadium together after the match, further fuelling rumours of a relationship.
The 33-year-old singer and Kelce, also 33, have remained quiet over the rumours – but that didn’t stop Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid from commenting.
“I met her before – I set them up. I’ll just leave you with that,” he said, when quizzed on the pair in a post-match press conference.
Kelce’s NFL teammate Patrick Mahomes, who called Swift a “tremendous singer”, added: “I guess if she ends up being with Travis, then I’ll probably meet her at some point.
“[She] seems like a good person, so hopefully I get to meet her one day.
Mahomes revealed Kelce had told him Swift would be attending the game on Sunday, which the Chiefs went on to win 41-10.
“He told me at the last minute, but there’s some things with Travis where he kind of just says it, and you don’t know if it’s true or not.
“He says it so calmly… [on] Friday, he was like ‘Yeah, I think she’s coming to the game this weekend’ and just moved about his business.
“I don’t know, that’s just Travis.”
The rumours may be a welcome development for the Chiefs – as the NFL’s official e-commerce partner, Fanatics, reported that Travis Kelce’s jersey sales went up 400% on Sunday.