BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 28: Taylor Swift looks on during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
After scoring their first—and only—touchdown of the Chiefs-Ravens playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 28, the home team appeared to use their celebratory dance to send a message to the most famous spectator for the opposing team.
Several Ravens players rushed together after wide receiver Zay Flowers scored during the first quarter, linking arms as they dipped back and forth in a movement reminiscent of an ocean wave, doing the dance associated with the song "Swag Surfin’,” a 2009 song by the hip hop group Fast Life Yungstaz.
While the Chiefs as a whole have adopted the track and its accompanying dance this season as regular hype music, Taylor Swift specifically went viral earlier this month when she, alongside Travis Kelce's mother, Donna, were caught on camera enthusiastically swaying back and forth with the rest of the crowd.
As a result, some people assume that the Ravens took the opportunity to directly troll the "King of My Heart" songstress, with a popular NFL meme account posting a side-by-side comparison of the two moments with the caption, "Ravens trolling Taylor Swift by swag surfing… this game is cinema."
Ravens trolling Taylor Swift by swag surfing… this game is cinema pic.twitter.com/EatxqUbIfp
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) January 28, 2024
The team and its fans have been loud and proud in their assumption that they'd be the team to advance to the Super Bowl this year, with one viral, fan-made video making a bold prediction about the outcome of the game—specifically as it pertained to Swift—and another reimagined Swift as a Ravens fan in a viral mural.
Others weren't shy about turning the tables back on the Ravens, though.
"That’s cute," a Chiefs meme account replied, pointing out that the Chiefs had 14 points to the Ravens' seven at the time.
"0 points since. Cinema," someone else clapped back, though, with less than three minutes left in the game, they'd climbed to 10 points to the Chiefs' 17.
"How’s that going for them?" someone else taunted, while another agreed, "It SWIFTly went downhill from there."
Unfortunately for the Ravens, they never climbed quite high enough to reach the crest, and we'll see the Chiefs take on either the Lions or the 49ers at their second consecutive Super Bowl on Feb. 11.