- Scott Swift caused controversy by wearing a Kansas City lanyard in Argentina
- Kelce’s brother Jason has urged Scott to remember his allegiance to Philadelphia
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Swift’s father Scott caused quite the controversy over the weekend after he was seen wearing a Kansas City Chiefs lanyard while speaking with his daughter’s new boyfriend Kelce at her concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Given he is a lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Scott was criticized heavily on social media for disregarding his allegiance amid Taylor’s blossoming romance with the Chiefs tight end, with one fan jokingly sharing a picture of a banner outside a house that said ‘welcome home cheater’.
The caption read: ‘Eagles to Scott Swift after wearing the Chiefs lanyard’.
During their latest New Heights podcast, Kelce and his brother Jason – who plays for the Eagles – discussed Scott’s opinion-dividing move out in Argentina.
Travis Kelce has joked that he has lured Taylor Swift’s dad ‘to the good side’ after he was seen wearing a Kansas City Chiefs lanyard
Scott’s show of support for the Chiefs didn’t go unnoticed on social media by Eagles fans
Taylor – who has said she is an Eagles fan – has cheered Kelce on in Chiefs colors this season
In an extract from the podcast, which is set to be released on Wednesday, Jason sends a message to Scott and says: ‘You’re gonna let this man’s devilishly good looks and relationship with your daughter sway you from a life of fandom, Scott.
‘This is ridiculous.’
But Travis replied: ‘Got him over to the good side baby’.
Scott’s antics left some of the Eagles fanbase up in arms given the rivalry between the two teams and the fact the Swift family have made no secret of being Philly fans.
Taylor herself has also spoken openly about supporting the Eagles before but she has been to four Chiefs games this season to cheer Travis on.
Earlier this year, Taylor herself took time at one of her shows to clarify that a line mentioned ‘Eagles’ in her song gold rush is about the NFL team and not the band.
In the song from the record ‘Evermore’, she sings: ‘I see me padding ‘cross your wooden floors, with my Eagles t-shirt hanging from the door’.
Swift and Kelce have dominated headlines since their romance was first made public
At her Philadelphia show on the Eras tour this year, Swift said: ‘I don’t know how large the debate was, but I did see the debate. I have a lyric that says, ‘With my Eagles t-shirt hanging from the door.’
‘I saw some people wondering if it was the band the Eagles or the team the Eagles, and I love the band the Eagles, but guys, come on. I’m from Philly. Of course it’s the team.’
Both Taylor and her dad with have their loyalties tested when Travis is back in NFL action on November 20 as the Chiefs play the Eagles at Arrowhead Stadium.