There was nothing overtly political about Super Bowl LIV compared to previous Super Bowls, but that didn’t stop the contingent of People Who Are Professionally Mad Online, i.e, Twitter users, from crying about “racism.”
The Washington Redskins and Atlanta Braves have long born the brunt of accusations of racism thrown faround by those who are mad online, but the reaction to the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl win over the 49ers proves the new Super Bowl champions are also squarely in the crosshairs of woke Twitter.
I don’t understand how the hell anyone still finds this shit acceptablehttps://t.co/K0XZ5x0tP1
— tanya tagaq (@tagaq) February 2, 2020
— Ō’m”kaistaaw”kaa•kii (@mariahgladstone) February 2, 2020
Many of us will watch some (or all) of the game tonight – BUT for the life of me, I will never understand how this type of “red face” nonsense is tolerated in today’s society. Can you imagine any other scenario? #NotYourMascot https://t.co/WIb49z0bB0
— Stacy Leeds (@stacyleeds) February 2, 2020
The suggestion was made that the “Arrowhead Chop” would damage the self esteem of “native youth.”
Studies show exposure to racist mascots damages the self esteem of Native youth. Our young people are dying by suicide higher than any other demographic in the US.
That’s why the @APA recommended..
— Rebecca Nagle (@rebeccanagle) February 2, 2020
The Chiefs’ front office came under attack.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) February 2, 2020
— Jonah Blank (@JonahBlank) February 3, 2020
Chad came under attack as well.
I have been my good old anti-racist self for years on twitter but GOD FORBID you criticize the @chiefs and the @NFL for being actual racists and then every Chad from Wisconsin has OPINIONS about how doing a tomahawk chop is totally fine so go ahead Chad from Marketing, cancel me
— Maggie Wente (@maggie_wente) February 3, 2020
The Chiefs’ fandom is riddled with racism, apparently.
I just want to eat buffalo chicken dip without having to see Kansas City Chiefs fans being racist.
— Ashley Fairbanks (@ziibiing) February 2, 2020
— Sean Carleton (@SeanCarleton) February 2, 2020
— Christian (@YoImChristian) February 3, 2020
The outpouring of proverbial tears shed by leftist Twitter users over the Chiefs’ win may not be comparable to previous years where the New England Patriots took home the Lombardi trophy, but the resentment and hatred still burns long and hot.