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Taylor Swift’s power extends beyond the NFL. After the pop star caused a media frenzy on Sunday when she was spotted cheering on Travis Kelce amid dating rumors, jersey sales for the Chiefs tight end are reportedly up nearly by 400%.
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According to sportswear and fan merchandise company Fanatics, Kelce’s jersey was among the top five for the NFL on Sunday. “He saw a nearly 400% increase in sales across the entire Fanatics network of sites, including NFLShop.com,” a spokesperson told The Associated Press via email.
Even though the Chiefs beat the Bears 41-10, all eyes were on Swift on Sunday as the broadcast cut to his reactions to big moments in the game, including his yelling “Let’s fucking go!” as Kelce scored a touchdown. Adding to the rumors of a budding romance between Swift and Kelce, the “Anti-Hero” singer spoke to Kelce’s mother, Donna, during the game. Kelce and Swift later left together in the football player’s convertible.
“He’s a pop star, he’s an amazing singer, amazing at everything he does,” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said, adding that Kelce told him on Friday that he could attend the game. “I don’t have to meet him, but I think if he gets with Travis then I might meet him at some point. He seems like a good person, so I hope to meet him in the future.”
In an earlier interview on the field, Mahomes talked about the importance of Kelce catching a touchdown with Swift in the crowd. “I heard he was at home… I felt a little bit of pressure, and so I knew I had to take it to Trav,” she said.