Social Media Is Warning Taylor Swift To “Run” From Travis Kelce After Super Bowl “Red Flag”

Writer’s note: the story has been updated with Travis Kelce and Coach Andy Reid’s comments

A tumultuous moment where Travis Kelce bumped into The Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach sparked concerns about his aggression, while Taylor Swift‘s presence at the Super Bowl brought more attention to their relationship.

After the Chiefs’ tight end forcefully collided with his coach, Andy Reid, on the sidelines during his Super Bowl game against The San Francisco 49ers, people flooded social media with concerns, labeling him a “red flag” to his girlfriend.

Travis had been temporarily removed from the game because of an action that led to a fumble (when a player loses possession of the ball while it is still in play) by his teammate Isiah Pacheco, prompting anger from the 34-year-old NFL star.

The Ohio native reportedly only successfully caught the football once during the first half of the game, a single catch that resulted in a gain of just one yard of forward progress toward the Chiefs’ goal.

Travis Kelce’s Super Bowl clash with coach Andy Reid raised red flags amongst Taylor Swift’s fans

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In American football, the team’s offense aims to advance the ball down the field in order to score points, with each yard gained being significant for their progress.

According to the Daily Mail, Travis charged a surprised 65-year-old Andy. Although, he did not appear bothered by his tight end’s actions. However, people rushed to X (formerly known as Twitter) to express their disapproval of the NFL player’s behavior.

“And just like that, I’m suddenly less excited about Travis Kelce,” a person wrote.

Another X user commented: “You don’t get to ape up someone all aggressive like [that] just because you’re frustrated. Taylor, my darling, my dove, my lamb, this is a big red flag.”

Travis had been temporarily removed from the game because of an action that led to a fumble

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An additional commentator penned: “Travis Kelce is a red flag. That aggression isn’t what Taylor needs.”

Conservative commentator Jason Whitlock chimed in: “Travis Kelce just ran up on one of the greatest coaches in NFL history and shoved him during the Super Bowl. 

“I think that’s a story that Jim [Nantz] and Tony [Romo] have to address. This is wild.”

Jim Nantz and Tony Romo are American sports broadcasters known primarily for their work covering NFL games.

Travis has since praised coach Andy, telling the media in the aftermath of the team’s victory that his rage was due to the fact that he “wanted the score to be different” and that Andy is “one of the best leaders of men [he’s] ever seen in [his] life,” the Daily Mail reported.

Downplaying the interaction, Travis later referred to his coach as “one of the best leaders of men [he’s] ever seen in [his] life”

The athlete admitted: “He’s one of the best leaders of men I’ve ever seen in my life. And he’s helped me a lot with that, with channeling that emotion, with channeling that passion.

“I owe my entire career to that guy and being able to kind of control how emotional I get and just love him.”

Travis only successfully caught the football once during the first half of the game

Meanwhile, the coach told Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) that Travis embraced him after the victory. Andy recalled: “He came over and gave me a hug, [and he] said, ‘Sorry about that.’

“He just wants to be on the field, and he wants to play. There’s nobody I get better than I get him… He makes me feel young.”

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Andy further downplayed the altercation, as he explained: “He caught me off balance. I wasn’t watching.

“He was really coming over [and saying], ‘Just put me in, I’ll score. I’ll score.’ So, that’s really what it was. I love that. It’s not the first time. I appreciate him.

“The part I love is he loves to play the game, and he wants to help his team win. It’s not a selfish thing. That’s not what it is. I understand that.

“As much as he bumps into me, I get after him, and we understand that. He just caught me off balance.”

Nickelodeon’s Super Bowl broadcast labeled the athlete not by his own name but as “Taylor Swift’s boyfriend”

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Reports have also revealed what the American footballer shouted at his couch. A lip reader decoded: “Keep me in. You f****r! I’m calm now!” the Daily Mail reported.

According to Newsweek, the incident wasn’t Travis’ first time being called out for his attitude during games. He was previously called out for spiking his helmet on the sidelines in December 2023 during the Chiefs’ clash with the Las Vegas Raiders, with former Chiefs’ wide receiver Dante Hall calling the 34-year-old “spoiled.”

Travis’ ex-girlfriend Maya Benberry, a marketing and brand consulting expert, has previously cautioned Taylor about her romance with the sportsman.

Back in September 2023, Maya had claimed “the man that [she] knew him to be when [they] dated” was an unfaithful one.

She had told DailyMail: “Taylor seems like such a fun girl with a beautiful spirit, so I wish her the best of luck, but I wouldn’t be a girls’ girl if I didn’t advise her to be smart!”

Travis’ ex-girlfriend has previously cautioned Taylor about her romance with the sportsman, accusing him of cheating

Travis’ alleged aggression towards coach Andy wasn’t the only aspect of his personality that was discussed online. Moreover, Nickelodeon’s Super Bowl broadcast reportedly labeled the athlete not by his own name but as “Taylor Swift’s boyfriend” during the Super Bowl.

The Chiefs player’s position, jersey number, and the phrase “good at football” were shown on a graphic identifying him, without mentioning his name. 

The 34-year-old musician had reportedly traveled all the way from Japan, where she recently recommenced her record-breaking Eras Tour, to cheer on her beau at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. 

Taylor was spotted watching the game from the V.I.P. area alongside rapper Ice Spice and BFF actress Blake Lively.

“I’m sure by now she has mastered the ability to see who is really there for her — and who is just using her.”

Maya further shared that she could only offer experience based on who she “knew Travis to be” when they dated. She said: “Only time will tell, but like the saying always goes, once a cheater, always a cheater.”

Though Maya has not elaborated on the reason for the alleged infidelity, she previously seemed to accuse him of cheating on her with his next girlfriend and ex before Taylor: Kayla Nicole.

Kayla, a life coach, met Travis in 2016 after winning his E! reality dating show titled Catching Kelce.

Some people thought the tight end’s behavior was “absolutely disrespectful”

“Absolute reason to run from him,” a Taylor Swift fan declared