Sports pundit Skip Bayless is inciting some resentment with his remarks. The television personality rushed to Twitter after the Chiefs’ Christmas Day loss to the Raiders and accused Taylor Swift of being a “distraction” to Travis Kelce’s performance. He wrote, “Feels like it’s about time to call Taylor Swift a distraction.
What do you think, Patrick? Andy? How about you, Travis?” The Chiefs lost to the Raiders on Monday for the third time while the singer was in the stands supporting her lover.
The Raiders surprised the Chiefs in the first quarter of the Christmas Day game by scoring on two mistakes committed by the Chiefs in seven seconds. The Chiefs, at 9-6 on the season, came within a hair’s breadth of victory in the end but were unable to mount a sustained comeback.
During a post-game press conference, neither Patrick nor the coach attempted to disparage Kelce’s lover, despite the sports media’s desire to place the blame on her. Instead, they both concentrated on the team’s errors rather than the identity of the spectators from the VIP suite.
Fans quickly jumped in to support Swift and lashed out at Bayless on Twitter. One fan tweeted, “If you’re going to blame her for their losses I’m assuming you’re also giving her all the credit for their wins too, considering she’s been present for more wins than losses?” Another fan wrote.
“Last time I checked Taylor Swift wasn’t playing for the Chiefs. that’s like calling out and blaming the Chief’s poor performance on Britney Mahomes and his Little brother Jackson. It’s a ridiculous and pathetic excuse.” A third one replied, “Yeah it’s definitely someone else’s fault. Not any of the players making millions to do their job. Let’s for sure point at someone else.”
During the Chiefs’ Christmas Day game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Kelce was visibly upset. He was spotted yelling angrily and tossing his helmet on the sidelines.
Swift, her brother, and her parents supported Kelce in a VIP box. She was also seen with Brittany Mahomes. Swift donned a red top, a black blazer, and a checkered skirt in black and white. Her Christmas Day ensemble was finished with a Santa cap with Kelce’s number, 87, on the front. Swift was there to console Kelce after the game as they were seen leaving Arrowhead Stadium holding hands.