The blossoming love life of NFL star Travis Kelce is not necessarily translating to performance on the field.
The 34-year-old tight end, who has become a subject of international media interest amid his relationship with pop superstar Taylor Swift, was caught throwing his helmet at the ground as his team, the Kansas City Chiefs, were defeated at home by the Las Vegas Raiders.
Travis Kelce’s priority list:
3. Bud Light
5. Catching passes
Chiefs are now 3-5 in their last 8-games and he has 1 Touchdown.
Get woke, go broke.
— Nick Kayal (@NickKayal) December 25, 2023
His tantrum comes as the Chiefs lost for the fifth time in eight games, with the star also only scoring one touchdown during this time period.
However, Travis Kelce was far from the only player to show his frustration at the team’s recent run of poor form.
During the game’s second quarter, quarterback Patrick Mahomes was seen giving his offense a furious talking to as his team continued to flounder.
Mahomes is giving his line the BUSINESS pic.twitter.com/l1Jg731yn6
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) December 25, 2023
Vanity Fair reported that many fans are blaming Kelce’s relationship with Swift for the team’s declining fortunes, arguing that her presence at the games has become a distraction for him and the team as a whole.
Last week, fans across the stadium booed the singer as she watched her boyfriend play against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Massive boo’s from Gillette as Taylor swift comes on the jumbo, America is waking up pic.twitter.com/rfgMUllpHL
— Mexican Mindset (@DonnieMexico17) December 17, 2023
Many conservatives have celebrated Kelce’s decline in form following his decision to promote companies such as the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the beer Bud Light, which was subject to a boycott after it partnered with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney.
Swift, meanwhile, has styled herself as a prominent advocate for left-wing causes. Last month, Breitbart reported that Swift was promoting the left-wing voter registration organization Vote.org.
She has also repeatedly spoken of her opposition to Donald Trump, accusing the former president of “stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism” throughout his time in office.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.