Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri may have played a karmic role in the Kansas City Chiefs' 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during this past Sunday's Super Bowl.
Hawley, who has been the target of national criticism since leading Senate Republicans' effort to overturn millions of votes and helping to incite an insurrection against the capital, took to Twitter before the game began on Sunday, February 7, to express his support for the Chiefs.
LETS GO CHIEFS #ChiefsKingdom #RunItBack— Josh Hawley (@Josh Hawley)1612736191.0
The Chiefs went on to be destroyed by the Buccaneers in a surprising upset, the first double-digit loss of Patrick Mahomes' career.
Many on Twitter suspected Hawley's fandom might have been responsible.
Kiss of death. https://t.co/ElpG3coCFE— ken olin (@ken olin)1612759953.0
Josh will be leading a challenge to the certification tomorrow morning. Something something penalty irregularities… https://t.co/Xfz9SQzO72— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss)1612756533.0
@HawleyMO Too bad the Senate doesn't get to certify the score, huh, Josh? Another grandstanding opportunity slips t… https://t.co/gaS8XOCXq2— Monty 🇺🇸Lincoln's Speeches🇺🇸 Boa (@Monty 🇺🇸Lincoln's Speeches🇺🇸 Boa)1612759146.0
Twitter users everywhere joked Hawley would likely be attempting to overthrow the game's results in the Senate.
Tomorrow's Hawley: The score count was fraudulent because the Bucs points all came later in the game! #SuperBowl https://t.co/bQTxzUZapC— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern)1612756341.0
He’s going to try and overturn it, right? https://t.co/M7yeWB3BTx— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1612756001.0
We may never know who truly won. https://t.co/H32hZv83iZ— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1612756375.0
Many of the GOP's undemocratic talking points came back to haunt Hawley online.
Hawley wanted to stop the count when the Chiefs were ahead. https://t.co/sgyzZVKnRE— Max Burns (@Max Burns)1612753535.0
Is this the part where you tell your constituents the Chiefs actually won and encourage them to attack the NFL comm… https://t.co/sWw8TIexhX— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com)1612758896.0
Hawley: I'm merely representing my constituents & millions of Americans in proposing a law to say the Chiefs won https://t.co/22wWdXEhSO— Don Moynihan (@Don Moynihan)1612754980.0
Though Tom Brady is a divisive figure in popular culture, many people who normally rooted against him were glad he lead to Josh Hawley's disappointment.
Even if you hate Brady, this has to make you feel a little happy that he won. https://t.co/s2laSA8aNj— James Surowiecki (@James Surowiecki)1612755427.0
Suddenly I feel pretty good about tonight's outcome https://t.co/ueFCXALQMD— Bay Area Sports Guy (@Bay Area Sports Guy)1612755731.0
@HawleyMO When they lose, he's gonna claim that it's actually up to state legislatures to decide.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1612736406.0
Who could have been responsible for the Chiefs' loss?
@HawleyMO You gonna blame the voting machines or Hugo Chavez?— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1612756180.0
@HawleyMO Chiefs won, Josh @HawleyMO. Everyone saw it. Every time the Chiefs scored the points were ADDED TO TAMP… https://t.co/TvgG4UuP0S— Dale Geldart (@Dale Geldart)1612786113.0
Calls for Hawley's resignation have continued since January 6 and it seems the Senator can't even find a moment of peace online to root for his football team without being reminded of his transgressions.