Andy Murray gets an interesting reaction after jovial Taylor Swift Super Bowl tweet

Kevin Palmer
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift embrace after the Superbowl
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift embrace after the Superbowl

Andy Murray sent out a jovial message directed at Taylor Swift after she was the focus of media attention at the Super Bowl – and it didn’t take long for the criticism to flow his way.

Pop princess Swift and her romance with Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce has been one of the big side shows to this year’s Super Bowl in Las Vegas, with the dramatic match adding to the media hype.

The Grammy-winning superstar rushed onto the field after Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in Las Vegas.

Swift flew back from Japan, where she was performing in concert, to watch the Superbowl and the TV cameras regularly panned to her box to see how she was reacting to the dramatic action on the field.

When the Chiefs clinched the win, Swift was joined on the field by Kelce’s mother Donna, and the NFL star made sure to embrace his mother first.

“She’s unbelievable,” the Chiefs star tight end said of Swift before the Superbowl.

“She’s rewriting the history books herself. I told her I’ll have to hold up my end of the bargain and come home with some hardware too.

“She’s definitely brought a lot of new faces to the game, and it’s been fun to experience that,” he said.

“Taylor has an unbelievable fanbase that follows her and supports her throughout her life.

“It’s been fun to kind of gather the Swifties into Chiefs Kingdom and open them up to the football world and sports world. It’s been cool to experience that.”

Images of the loved-up couple sharing kisses after the match ended were beamed around the world, with tennis legend Murray joking the coverage of Swift made it seem as if she had won the Superbowl.

That sparked an inevitable kick-back from devoted fans of Taylor, who were not impressed by Murray’s cheeky quip.

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“Andy don’t be ridiculous. Taylor was his support person just as your girlfriend turned wife was when you were playing tennis,” was one reply.

Another said: “Calm down Andy she did nothing wrong but support her boyfriend we have had to see your mum for all these years.”

A third added: “A few shots of Taylor in the box supporting her man. Very much like a shot of your mum in the box every time you play.”

It wasn’t all negativity towards Murray after his tweet, with many X users agreeing with his sentiments.

One said: “Thank God! There is sanity from this madness!”

The game marked Swift’s 13th appearance at a Chiefs game to support tight end Kelce, which is significant because 13 is famously the star’s lucky number.

“She’s unbelievable. She’s re-writing the history books herself,” said Kelce. “I told her I’ll have to hold up my end of the bargain and come home with hardware, too.

“It’s been nothing but fun. We’ve both been learning about this lifestyle knowing that I brought her into the football world.”

Sir Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber were among the A-list stars joining Swift in watching the 2024 Super Bowl in Las Vegas.

The 34-year-old singer travelled from Japan, where she played four shows at the Tokyo Dome as part of her Eras Tour, to watch her boyfriend Travis Kelce play for the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Swift arrived at the Allegiant Stadium wearing an all-black outfit with a red jacket draped over her shoulder, alongside actress Blake Lively, rapper Ice Spice and her mother Andrea Swift.