Travis Kelce and the Chiefs score with Swiftie. Before their game against New York on October 1st, the Kansas City Chief embraced a tradition inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour, where they exchanged friendship bracelets.
In a TikTok video posted on September 30th, some Chiefs players swapped friendship bracelets in the locker room.
This happened when rumors were circulating that Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce might be in a relationship. Travis Kelce, upon receiving one of these bracelets, jokingly commented, “I know what these are all about.”
The Chiefs are aware that Travis Kelce has a history with friendship bracelets. In a July episode of his “New Heights” podcast, he mentioned that he attempted to give Taylor Swift a friendship bracelet with his phone number when she performed her “Eras” tour in Kansas City.
A fan commented on the video, “Travis is so proud,” the Chief responded, “Big friendship bracelet, guys”.
The “New Heights” podcast also joined the conversation, commenting on the video that there is nothing quite like a lice friendship bracelet. One fan remarked, ‘The combination of football and Swift fans is exactly what the world needed,’ the Chiefs responded with a handshake emoji.
Many Taylor Swift fans following the rumors about her relationship had fun with the comments.
NBC Sports joined in on the Swift-Kelce humor
NBC Sports also joined the fun amidst the dating speculations surrounding the singer and the NFL star. They shared a video on TikTok of Travis Kelce disembarking from the plane before the Chiefs vs. Jets gams on October 1st. In the video, NBC Sports playfully referenced Taylor Swift by writing, “Welcome to New York, Travis Kelce.”
They also nodded to another song from Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album in anticipation of the re-release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version) on October 27th. In response to a fan who praised Kelce’s fashion sense, NBC Sports humorously replied, “He never goes out of style.”
When did the dating rumors of Swift and Kelce spread like fire?
The buzz about Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce possibly dating grew stronger when Taylor Swift attended the Chiefs game on September 24th. She spent time with Travis’s mom, Donna Kelce, during the game.
Later, Swift and Kelce were observed leaving the game together and photographed together in what Travis referred to as a “getaway car” on his podcast, a subtle reference to Taylor Swift’s song “Reputation.”
Since Swift is expected to attend the Chiefs vs. Jets game at Met Life Stadium on Sunday, there is a lot of excitement building around their connection. Even the promotional material for the game, which will be broadcast nationally on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” has been hinting at the link between Swift and Kelce.
The promotional video started with Kelce emerging from the tunnel and cleverly used Swift’s song “Welcome to New York” as the soundtrack.
Regarding the possibility of fans getting more information about their rumored relationship, they must get it directly from Travis Kelce or Taylor Swift.
Kelce expressed on his podcast that he wants to maintain privacy in his personal life, and he also wants to respect both their privacy. He mentioned that Taylor is not on the media as frequently as he is, so he plans to focus on discussing sports in the future and keep his personal life more private.