Las Vegas Raiders star Maxx Crosby admitted his frustration over the excessive coverage of Taylor Swift in the NFL, despite acknowledging why it makes sense from a business standpoint.
Swift turned out to be a major topic of conversation every time she attended one of her boyfriend Travis Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs games in the 2024 season, including Sunday’s Super Bowl in Las Vegas.
Many die-hard football fans have grown tired of the hype surrounding the pop superstar, who is often captured watching from the stands during broadcasts of Chiefs games.
And Crosby, the Raiders’ star defensive end, admits he’s one of those fans despite emphasizing that he fully understands the logic behind Swift’s attention.
“I mean, they put a lot of pressure on it,” he said on YouTuber Bradley Martyn’s show. Raw Talk Podcast. ‘Especially at the beginning of the year, that’s all they talked about.
Raiders’ Maxx Crosby has admitted frustration over the NFL’s excessive coverage of Taylor Swift
Swift has dominated headlines every time she attended one of her boyfriend Travis Kelce’s games for the Chiefs, including Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Crosby understands why showing the pop superstar on television makes business sense for the NFL
“I mean, it’s Taylor Swift and they’re the Super Bowl champions… so it’s like, what else are they going to talk about? They’re trying to get views, at the end of the day it’s a business. So it doesn’t surprise me.
“But as a football fan, I don’t like watching (when) all they talk about is Taylor Swift. I’m like bro, I want to watch the football game.
“But it’s not disrespectful to her.”
Martyn then asked Crosby if he had seen any of the AI graphic images depicting Swift that have circulated on social media in recent months.
Dailymail.com revealed in late January that the singer-songwriter was furious about the images, which showed her engaging in a series of sexual acts while wearing Chiefs memorabilia, and was even considering legal action.
One of the deepfake images in question showed Swift sharing a kiss with Kansas City head coach Andy Reid, which Crosby said left him “crying tears.”
“The Andy Reid one made me cry, bro, real tears,” he admitted. “I’m like bro, what the fuck?”
The defensive end was also asked about Swift’s AI graphical images on the Raw Talk podcast.
Swift was in Las Vegas on Sunday when Kelce and the Chiefs beat the 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.
Swift flew 5,500 miles around the world from Tokyo to Las Vegas to watch Kelce and the Chiefs win the Super Bowl, attending the game with famous friends like Blake Lively and Ice Spice.
The music megastar allegedly had Kanye West thrown out of Allegiant Stadium after he tried to upstage her on Sunday night, former NFL star Brandon Marshall sensationally claimed.
Swift is said to have ‘called’ for Kanye to be kicked out after he intentionally bought seats at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium that were across from hers.
Marshall, a retired NFL wide receiver, suggested that Kanye, 46, attempted to strategically position himself in front of Taylor in her suite to photograph any footage of her during the game broadcast.
“(Kanye) was trying to take advantage of his celebrity,” Marshall said in the I AM ATHLETE podcast. ‘(Then) Taylor Swift gets angry. She boom boom makes a call or two. Everyone is involved. They expel him from the stadium.