HILADELPHIA — For Taylor Swift, these days, “Karma” is “the guy on the (Kansas City) Chiefs.”That makes some Philadelphia Eagles fans wish for a dose of lower-case, not-the-song-title karma Monday night when the Chiefs host the Eagles in a rematch of Super Bowl 57. It’s also a test of the pop star’s allegiances – and people, especially Eagles fans, are paying attention.
“We all love a love story,” Allie Brown, 35, from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, told USA TODAY. “And that’s great and all. But if you’re an Eagles fan, you are until the day that you die. I feel betrayed.”Over the last two months, Swift has quickly embedded herself within “Chiefs Kingdom” amid her romance with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. But on her “Eras Tour” stop in Philadelphia earlier this year, Swift – a Reading, Pennsylvania, native – declared that the Eagles were indeed the lyrical reference in question for one of her tracks.
“I’m from Philly,” she told the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Eagles. “Of course it’s the team.”NFL STATS CENTRAL: The latest NFL scores, schedules, odds, stats and more.Eagles fans, even those who double as “Swifties,” wondered how she could possibly show her support of Kelce and the hometown squad.”I’ve loved Taylor Swift my whole life,” said Mia Guerrera, 23, from Ventnor, New Jersey. “I think that when you get in a relationship, you got to support your boyfriend 100%, but it is a little bit of a betrayal.”
Guerrera said there were no negative feelings toward Swift – just unfortunate circumstances.”I kind of respect it,” she said. “I get it. Also, ‘Go Birds.’”Swift started the South American leg of her tour this month and changed the lyrics of “Karma” to shout out Kelce, who was in attendance in Argentina. Rumors of a potential Swift appearance at Arrowhead Stadium for Monday’s game petered out when her concert in Brazil scheduled for Sunday was postponed a day due to excessive heat.