Superbowl Matchup Has Conspiracy Theorists Up In Arms

Conjecture that history may repeat itself is circulating amid this year’s Super Bowl rematch between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Super Bowl LVIII will occur on February 11 between the Chiefs and 49ers, following Sunday’s AFC championship win by the Chiefs over the Baltimore Ravens and the NFC title declaration by the 49ers over the Detroit Lions.

People began to notice on social media shortly after the matchup’s announcement that the teams last played each other in a presidential election year. Kansas City won its first Super Bowl since 1970 in 2020 when the Chiefs defeated the Niners 31-20 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

After waiting nine months, Joe Biden was elected president, unseating Donald Trump. The Democratic and Republican presidential nominations are again in the balance between Biden and Trump. Thus, although both are still fighting primary opponents, Biden and Trump will undoubtedly face off again in 2024.

Trump supporters who believe in the theory are pulling for San Francisco to win. Many on social media have quipped that if Trump doesn’t win the presidency, he will claim the Super Bowl was a hoax.

On the other hand, some internet users made fun of the two rematches by speculating that other 2020 events, such as the COVID-19 epidemic, may repeat.

The Super Bowl will occur at Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium in two weeks, featuring the Chiefs and the 49ers. Usher will headline the halftime act.

San Francisco, which hasn’t tasted victory in the Big Game since 1994, will be playing in its eighth Super Bowl, while Kansas City will be playing in its sixth, with four of those coming in the previous five seasons.

Some people made fun of that Travis Kelce, a tight end for the Chiefs, is dating superstar Taylor Swift. They said that Swift helped catapult Kelce’s club to the Super Bowl.

According to statistics from Pyrra Technologies, which examines social media platforms, there has been a rise in mentions of Swift on right-wing internet sites like Trump’s Truth Social.

In 2018, Swift spoke out politically, backing a Democrat in Tennessee’s senate race against Republican Marsha Blackburn—a figure Swift dubbed “Trump in a wig.”

While protesting George Floyd’s death in 2020, she denounced Trump and openly supported LGBTQ rights and Black Lives Matter.