Taylor Swift’s mega-fandom, better known as Swifties, rallied around her boyfriend’s brother after he bowed out of the NFL playoffs.
The singer has been dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce since July and his big brother, Jason Kelce, was seen crying after his team lost their sudden death game on Monday.
Jason Kelce is a center for the Philadelphia Eagles who suffered a season-ending loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, going down 32-9 on Monday.
[MAIN IMAGE] Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles on January 15, 2024, in Tampa, Florida. [INSET IMAGE] Taylor Swift on January 07, 2024, in Beverly Hills, California. Swift’s fans felt bad for Jason Kelce after the Eagles lost to the Buccaneers.KEVIN SABITUS/STEVEN GRANITZ/FILMMAGIC
Media reports have said that Jason Kelce told teammates he is retiring from the game. Newsweek has contacted the Eagles for comment via email.
A video of him crying after the loss went viral on social media, with Swifties stepping in to share their support for Jason Kelce.
“i am crying over a 36 yo football player crying, how did this happen?” wrote one person on X, formerly Twitter.
A second posted: “six months ago i gave zero f**** about football & now i’m crying about taylor swift’s boyfriend’s brother possibly playing his last game”
And a third added: “Some football player decided to make a friendship bracelet for Taylor 7 months ago and now all of swiftie twt is in shambles over his brother.”
Some people criticized Swifties over their empathy for Jason.
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“I’m sorry but I am not about to feel bad for Taylor Swift’s future brother-in-law who has won a Super Bowl and will eat and drink free in Philadelphia forever,” wrote one person on X.