The Kansas Kaiser Chiefs were proclaimed Super Bowl champions for the second consecutive year on Sunday, February 11, by beating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime. An epic victory, which however had a protagonist who -almost- has nothing to do with American football: Taylor Swift.
The singer has been the protagonist of the media spotlight throughout the season thanks to the relationship that the artist has had with Travis Kelce, tight end of the Kansas Kaiser Chiefs, since last summer.
A role that has delighted the singer's fans and the athlete's followers, but has also bothered some sports fans, who consider that perhaps too much importance has been given to this relationship, more typical of the world of the heart, which to American football itself.
A media hurricane that was also seen in the final, with the cameras constantly focusing on the VIP box where Kelce and Swift's families were; in addition to a cast of famous friends such as actress Blake Lively or singers Lana del Rey and rapper Ice Spice.
Perhaps for this reason, tennis player Andy Murray could not help but use humor when commenting on all this media commotion. The Scottish champion took to his X account (former Twitter) to use his acid sarcasm and "congratulate" the real "winner" of the Super Bowl.
"Congratulations to Taylor Swift for winning Super Bowl 58. A spectacular performance," wrote the tennis player, winner of 46 ATP titles.
As expected, the tennis player's followers were quick to react, making the publication go viral in a matter of minutes after the grand final. "She It's crazy how much they've focused on her, anyone would think she was the driving force behind everything," wrote one user.
Others, however, compared Swift's situation to that of Murray's own mother, who has come to cheer on her son at games throughout his career. "Calm down, Andy, she hasn't done anything wrong except support her boyfriend. We've had to see your mother all these years," one user reminded him. "Andy, you have no idea how much the cameras were focused on your mother. You have no idea."
The tennis player received all kinds of comments from Taylor Swift's followers, who reminded him that his partner -Kim Sears- was also constantly shown on camera when he played on the tennis courts. "Taylor was his support person, just like your girlfriend who later became your wife was when you played tennis," another told them.
The tennis player, 36, is known for his acid sense of humor. You just have to remember how he reacted on his birthday, last May 15, when he said that if they didn't give him "a cake the same size as Carlos Alcaraz's" he was going to get "fucking furious", in relation to the controversy of the last Mutua Madrid Open between the cakes of Carlos Alcaraz and Aryna Sabalenka.
Murray's followers are familiar with his type of humor, but not the so-called Swifties, who obviously did not react in the best way to his peculiar joke. But as he himself admitted after beating Kokkinakis at the Australian Open a little over a year ago: "I'm a strange guy. My wife tells me that many times."