Super Bowl accused of being 'rigged' by angry NFL fans after Kansas City Chiefs win ultimate prize

Super Bowl accused of being 'rigged' by angry NFL fans after Kansas City Chiefs win ultimate prize

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 12/02/2024

- 14:36

The Chiefs have now won the trophy four times in their history

Some NFL fans on social media have accused the Super Bowl of being rigged after the Kansas City Chiefs won the prize for the second year in a row.

The Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in Las Vegas to ensure they retain the trophy.

It is the third time they've secured the prestigious award, with the seventh-longest match in history ending after nearly 75 minutes of play time.

The event was the first time the Super Bowl had used their overtime rules that give both teams the chance to score a touchdown in four 15-minute quarters.

Super Bowl

Super Bowl fans have accused the big match of being 'rigged' despite no evidence to back it up


At the start of the month, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said: "The NFL has alerted us that, for the first time ever, we will have a double overtime game (in the Super Bowl)."

But some fans on social media have now claimed McManus' comments prove the Super Bowl was rigged given they correctly called overtime.

"NFL is never beating the rigged/scripted allegations after this one… #SuperBowl," said one X user.

"The 49ers had it won before that late night point dump. Rigged! #SuperBowl," were the words of a second.

A third said: "#SuperBowl more rigged for the Chiefs and Swift than pro wrestling."

"The Super Bowl was so obviously rigged. I don’t know if anyone else noticed but they kept cutting away from the game to show us products?" said a fourth.

A fifth raised the conspiracy theory by saying: "49ers deserved that win. It’s so rigged I hope you guys can see it for what it is, truly rigged.

"Chiefs you guys got so lucky Taylor swift bailed you guys out."

A sixth stated: "The NFL really rigged the Chiefs win just for that Taylor Swift money."


Not everybody was in agreement, however.

"Anyone that claims the #SuperBowl was rigged is just coping lol," said another X user.

A second defended the big event by saying: "I'm sorry but people saying the game is rigged literally aren't making sense?

"You're telling me the teams meet up, explain their plays to each other, and have a rehearsal game before the big game? RIGHT."

And a third shut down the claims by saying: "Lmaoo not everyone thinking the Super Bowl was rigged cuss they team ain win."


Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers to win the Super Bowl on Sunday night


There have been other conspiracy theories mooted, with no evidence to back them up.

They include Travis Kelce's team triumphing because he's vaccinated against coronavirus, while others say the Chiefs were set up to win because of his relationship with Taylor Swift.

Kelce, along with his Chiefs team-mates, are unlikely to care.

And the 34-year-old, speaking after the game, made it clear he was eager for more success after securing Super Bowl glory for the third time in his career.

"The goal's always been to get three," he said.

Travis Kelce Super Bowl

Travis Kelce was delighted after winning the Super Bowl for the third time in his career


“But we couldn’t get here without getting to two. And having that target on our back all year.

"And I love these guys right here. The men that we just won this thing with … family forever, baby.

"I can’t be more proud of you guys. And how ’bout it? We get a chance to do it three times in a row!”

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