Woody Johnson has some explaining to do with New York Jets fans.
The team owner angered many fans Wednesday when he posted a photo of himself with pop icon Taylor Swift taken during Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Johnson, along with son Jack, visited the MetLife Stadium suite where Swift was on hand to watch Chiefs star Travis Kelce play. Swift and Kelce have been the talk of the NFL world recently with their relationship, and she’s attended his last two games.
Johnson posted a photo on X (formerly Twitter) Wednesday, captioned, “Yup you guessed it… we’re Swifties too.”
Yup you guessed it… we’re Swifties too pic.twitter.com/tfrTmirwBj
— Woody Johnson (@woodyjohnson4) October 3, 2023
Johnson’s decision to post the photo struck many fans as a terrible idea, especially given the controversy that arose after the game. Jets All-Pro cornerback Sauce Gardner got flagged on a controversial holding penalty late in the game, and afterward, many fans questioned whether the NFL wanted the Chiefs to win, given Swift’s attendance.
The NFL didn’t help matters Monday when it posted on its Instagram account, “Chiefs are 2-0 as Swifties.”
Even Gardner dove into the controversy, tweeting “Lmaoo maybe if I was a swiftie, the ref wouldn’t of threw the flag.” He quickly deleted the tweet.
Given all that, many fans thought Johnson should have kept the photo private.
He’s rich he doesn’t care
— Jonny's Lasagna ⚾️ (@JLasagna43) October 3, 2023
Delete this, no pulse on the team or the fans. Ridiculous
— Romeo Anthony 👑 (@4RomeoAnthony) October 3, 2023
You still have time to delete this
— Goldmember 🧬 (@goldmembrrr) October 3, 2023
I can only hope Woody is doing this to get the league to give us more calls
— Tom 🌍 (@TravellingTom) October 3, 2023
Swift is great and very talented but all of this has gone too far. After all, the game is what brings everyone together let’s focus on that more and not so much who’s there.
— James Williamson 🇺🇦 🇺🇸 🏈 (@williamson11381) October 3, 2023
Does Sauce know?
— Pizza Sports Guy (@PizzaSportsGuy) October 3, 2023
This is deplorable. Sell the team. Can’t believe you’re leaning into this, you sell out. You KNOW the NFL rigged it for the this reason and this is how you respond???
— Jeremy Berman (@_SportsTruther) October 3, 2023
If you’re not the most tone deaf owner in football, I don’t know who is. You just don’t get it. Sell the team.
— Meat and Cheese (@kahblanco1776) October 3, 2023
[The New York Post; Photo Credit: Woody Johnson]