Chiefs Chose Not to Play Taylor Swift Music at Arrowhead Out of Respect for Kelce

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No storyline drew as much attention to the 2023 NFL regular and post-season than the blooming romance between pop superstar Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs superstar tight end Travis Kelce.

Kansas City team president Mark Donovan revealed this week that the organization did what it could to keep the media spotlight from burning Kelce, who was integral to the Chiefs repeating as Super Bowl champions. As reported by CBS Sports, Donovan told an audience at the World Congress of Sports that the KC game operations team chose not to play any of Swift's music during games at Arrowhead Stadium, despite the fact she was in attendance at many of those games.

"We didn't play a single Taylor Swift song during the season," Donovan said, via Joe Favorito. "We made it clear to Travis that we were going to be respectful of his relationship from day one and make sure we didn't create intentional distractions."

If Kelce was distracted, it didn't affect his play. The veteran finished his 11th regular season with 93 receptions for 984 yards and five touchdowns. During the Chiefs' playoff run, he caught 32 passes for 355 yards and three scores.


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