NFL Fans Insist Racial Bias in Treatment of Simone Biles, Taylor Swift



by NOUMAN RASOOL

NFL Fans Insist Racial Bias in Treatment of Simone Biles, Taylor Swift
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This NFL season has brought more than just thrilling football action to the forefront; it has also highlighted the presence of high-profile relationships within the league. Notably, pop music sensation Taylor Swift has been romantically linked to Kansas City Chiefs standout Travis Kelce.

However, Swift isn't the sole celebrity involved with an NFL player this season. Simone Biles, the legendary U.S. Olympian, tied the knot with Green Bay Packers defensive back Jonathan Owens earlier this year, adding another layer of star power to the NFL landscape.

Despite this, Biles’ association with Owens has seemingly not garnered the same level of media attention as Swift's relationship with Kelce. Swift is a constant presence on television screens during Chiefs games, whereas Biles has remained relatively inconspicuous.

This disparity in coverage could be attributed to several factors. Swift is undoubtedly at the zenith of her popularity, whereas Biles typically captures the nation's attention predominantly during the Olympic years. Additionally, Travis Kelce holds a more prominent position in the football world compared to Jonathan Owens, who is not as widely recognized.

Racial Bias Concerns

Nonetheless, discussions among NFL fans have sparked, with some suggesting that racial bias might be influencing the disparity in coverage. Fans have taken to social media to voice their observations and concerns.

One fan pointedly asked why Biles does not receive the same on-screen recognition as Swift during significant game moments. Another fan expressed frustration, highlighting the lack of attention Biles receives, despite her consistent presence at Packers games.

Conversely, there are fans who believe that the issue at hand is not rooted in racial bias but is a matter of follower count, influence, and player prominence.

They point out the vast difference in social media following and net worth between Swift and Biles, as well as the difference in football stardom between Kelce and Owens. This topic has clearly divided fans, opening up a dialogue about celebrity influence, racial bias, and media coverage within the world of professional sports.

As the NFL season continues, it remains to be seen how the narrative will evolve and what implications it might have for future coverage of star-studded relationships in the league.

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