- Allen used another NBA star, LeBron James, as another audible in the game
- The NFL has come under fire multiple times for pushing attention to Taylor Swift
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During the first half of the Buffalo Bills ‘Thursday Night Football’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, fans were left debating over an audible made by quarterback Josh Allen.
With 9:23 remaining in the first quarter the Bills QB called changed the play on the field as he said ‘J.R Smith J.R Smith’ in reference to two-time NBA Champion.
Allen later on used another audible that paid homage to a more well-known player that won NBA titles with Smith as he said ‘LeBron James.’
However, the NFL on Prime X posted a video of the audible claiming Allen used a ‘Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift’ audible, which quickly lead to fans across social media crucifying any account that made the claim.
The thought that the call had to do with Swift stems from the amount of attention the NFL has paid to the musical star due to her relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen called an audible that caught the attention of NFL fans Thursday
A post from ‘NFL on Prime’ X account lead to a debate over if Allen said JR Smith or Taylor Swift
The debate was almost one sided as the TNF account and others were bashed for saying Swift
After being bashed by fans the NFL on Prime posted a poll asking users if they heard ‘Taylor Swift’ or ‘J.R Smith’ which showed over 95 percent voting for ‘J.R Smith.’
Fans have previously complained over the NFL’s amount of coverage Swift has gotten from the league and the media and stunts like this will likely further those sentiments among non Swifties.
‘He’s clearly saying, JR Smith,’ stated multiple accounts in the comments under the video.
‘He clearly said J.R Smith, the glazing is insane,’ said another commenter.
‘This is getting embarrassing. He clearly said JR smith,’ said one person who included a laughing emoji.’
‘100% J.R Smith… y’all are doing anything to hype up Taylor Swift,’ read one post.
‘Stop trying so hard nerds,’ said another user.
Fans on social media did not hold back stating Allen clearly said JR Smith and not Taylor Swift
One fan took a neutral approach saying fans would hear whatever they wanted
‘It’s not Taylor Swift. Stop trying to put her into everything,’ commented another.
‘Y’all gotta be deaf,’ one person posted.
‘Typical nfl d rifing t swift,’ one user commented.
‘Imagine hearing Taylor Swift instead of JR Smith. Sad,’ read another.
One person whose comment appeared to remain neutral said: ‘this is interestingly a “green needle” situation where if you are listening for taylor swift you will hear taylor swift and if you’re listening for JR smith you will hear JR smith,’
But some on social media did agree with TNF as they shared that they also heard Taylor Swift
However, some did agree with TNF as NFL reporter Don Kleiman even posted: ‘Josh Allen actually called a Taylor Swift audible call… “TAYLOR SWIFT, TAYLOR SWIFT”‘
Another NFL fan wrote: ‘Not Josh Allen and the Bills dedicating a whole play to Taylor Swift. This is the best thing I’ve seen all day, I wonder what Travis Kelce’s reaction to this is ��…’
‘Lol swifties, even Josh Allen tryna find himself a Taylor Swift!! Travis Kelce stays beating the Bills on and off the field,’ another added.
Meanwhile one listed all of Allen’s audibles from Thursday night, including Taylor swift. ‘Tonight Josh Allen has audibled- “Taylor Swift” “Lebron James” “Jamal Adams” “Rita” And my favorite… “ROAST BEEF” Lol,’ they wrote.