Notts County Owners Playfully Dismiss Taylor Swift Takeover Rumors
|Taylor Swift and Brittany Mahomes react during a game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on October 22, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.(Image-Getty)|
The proprietors of Notts County have downplayed a recent report suggesting the possible acquisition of the English League Two soccer club by American pop sensation Taylor Swift. In a lighthearted social media statement on Friday, Chris and Alex Reedtz, the owners, humorously indicated that they would simply "Shake this story off."
Addressing the purported acquisition in a tweet infused with references to Swift's song titles, the Reedtzs expressed regret for disappointing the "Swifties" among the club's fan base. While acknowledging the absence of any discord with Taylor Swift, the owners emphasized their unwavering commitment to maintaining control of the club during this pivotal and exciting phase.
They playfully indicated that Taylor Swift, in her wildest dreams, could not have imagined them relinquishing ownership, signaling their resolute stance amidst the speculation.
Moreover, the proprietors extended a symbolic gesture of appreciation to the artist, suggesting that they would reserve a spot for a track from her newly re-released "1989" album in the club's pre-match playlist as a token of gratitude for her purported interest in the club.
The initial speculation, propagated by the satirical publication The Weekend Sport, hinted at Swift's potential interest in acquiring Notts County, the historic professional football club renowned as the world's oldest. This news came in the wake of notable personalities such as Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who made headlines for their ownership of the English fourth-tier club Wrexham.
The utilization of Swift's song titles including "Bad Blood," "Shake it Off," "Blank Space," and "Wildest Dreams" in the owners' tweet added a playful touch to their debunking of the report, showcasing their witty response to the amusing rumor.