Travis Kelce defends Taylor Swift from booing fans

Travis Kelce has defended his girlfriend Taylor Swift from the onslaught of boos she received at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

In a new episode of his New Heights podcast, the 34-year-old Kansas City Chiefs tight end addressed how New England Patriots fans reacted to the pop star’s presence at the game on 17 December.

I’ll say this – they showed Taylor at the game,” the NFL champion recalled. “And I mean, you don’t see an entire home team fan base go insane for somebody wearing the opposite team’s colours. Just shows you how amazing that girl is. They went absolutely insane when they showed Taylor on the screen, yes.”

But he noted that Patriots fans were less than excited at seeing the “Cruel Summer” singer on the big screen due to team loyalty, rather than personal feelings against her.

There might have been a few Brads and Chads that were booing but, for the most part, everybody was f***ing screaming their tail off for her,” he commented, a nod to Swift’s recent Time Magazine interview where she candidly remarked: “I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much [at NFL games] and pissing off a few dads, Brads, and Chads.”

“I was trying to keep it cool,” Kelce continued. “I was like, ‘Don’t show your cards, don’t show your cards.’ It was fun, man. Taylor’s on record saying that stadium’s one of the funnest that she played at, so for them to show her is kind of just showing her some love, so shoutout to the Patriots for doing that.”

Throughout the podcast episode, Kelce’s co-host, his brother Jason Kelce, brought up the fact that Scott Swift – the Grammy winner’s father and self-professed longtime Philadelphia Eagles fan – donned a vintage black and red Chiefs sweatshirt at the game to show his support for Travis. The NFL tight end commented: “It’s kinda looking real nice on him, man. It’s a swaggy vintage joint.”