Amidst the emphatic halftime show by The Weeknd and the jubilance of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there was something really concerning that got Super Bowl viewers all riled up.
Here's the full story...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers earned their victory at the Super Bowl last night...
And there's no doubt that it was an eventful evening!
People all over the world tuned in to watch the historic sporting event...
But right now, viewers have been left baffled over one certain thing about the big night.
Read on to find out why...
Now, the Super Bowl LV show kicked off last night in Florida's Raymond James stadium...
And millions have been anticipating the big game for months now because as we all know, the Super Bowl is one of our countries biggest events.
So much so, that the 2015 Super Bowl game still holds the title as the most-watched US telecast of all time, with a staggering viewership of 114.4 million, according to CNN.
Currently, The New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers have the most Super Bowl championship titles...
via: GettyThey hold a whopping 6 each.
Although, there's no doubt that the Super Bowl has become about much more than just the football.
Of course, it's a long-anticipated day for football fanatics but the annual event rakes in views from those who don't even care for the sport.
Let's start off with the star-studded half time show.
What traditionally began as a college marching band has transformed into one of the biggest and sought after gigs in the world with many of our favorite a-listers crossing their fingers that they'll land the job.
Popular artists began taking to the stage during the game's third decade with the likes of New Kids on the Block, Gloria Estefan, and Michael Jackson performing at the event - it soon became a tradition for high-profile acts to headline.
Fast forward to now and so many more big names have taken to the stage...
Including the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Prince.
Although the majority of artists who perform at the half-time show don't actually get paid a fee...
They always see a huge spike in album sales and downloads.
So, despite not being paid to appear, it's definitely worth it.
Last year, both Shakira and Jennifer Lopez saw lots of their singles make their way back into the charts after their amazing performance.
In a matter of twelve minutes, the female powerhouses managed to get through twenty of their songs while also belly dancing, crowd surfing, knee sliding, pole dancing, and even drumming. Is there anything these women can't do?
And this year, The Weeknd took to the famous stage...
And his performance certainly didn't fail to impress.
Poet and activist Amanda Gorman also made history at this year's Super Bowl.
She became the first-ever poet to read a recital during the big match and her tribute made to the heroes of the pandemic truly touched millions around the world.
And as for the main event?
Well, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers immediately gave the Kansas City Chiefs something to fight for with their major defense tactics and, of course, the help from quarterback Tom Brady, who was at the forefront of everything that went well for the Buccaneers.
And after the long and grueling battle, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to secure the victory with a 31-9 win.
Resulting in them now having 2 Super Bowl wins under their belt - Their first-ever win was all the way back in 2003 when they managed to defeat the Oakland Raiders, 48-21.
Buccaneers fans have been rejoicing this incredible win all night...
Including fans and viewers from all around the world who tuned in to watch the huge game on TV.
However, there is just one thing that viewers are still feeling confused over...
And it's safe to say, people are far from impressed.
the NFL: the crowd at the Super Bowl will be limited to 22,000 socially distanced fans— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) February 7, 2021
the crowd at the Super Bowl: pic.twitter.com/LaQYIeldr6
The 20,000+ people at the super bowl not observing the moment of silence for lives lost to COVID somehow... makes sense— Kyle (@rosenbruh) February 7, 2021
I hope the crowd at the super bowl enjoys themselves as much as I, who am sitting in the same house I’ve been quarantined in for ten months so I don’t get myself and others sick.— Ryan Stiles (@WhoseRyanStiles) February 7, 2021
The Super Bowl: "Please remember the sacrifices of our healthcare workers during this deadly pandemic."— J.D. Smith⭐⭐ (@DegenerateTBone) February 7, 2021
The packed crowd, licking each other's faces: pic.twitter.com/Oanf1SLMJk
The super bowl having 22,000 fans in the crowd just seems like a very bad idea no matter how “socially distanced”— i Hurd i was Cancel (@___inCANdescent) February 5, 2021
✨It’s crazy how fast covid-19 went away. ✨I live in Tampa for university and it’s W A C K how many people are walking around downtown without a mask acting like we aren’t in a pandemic 😔— mel ☭ ☮︎ ☼ ッ (@melyssa__dawson) February 8, 2021
Thank god covid went away so we could enjoy the super bowl! 🙌 thank you covid!!— whistler isaiah (@whistler_isaiah) February 7, 2021
got covid from watching those crowd shots. #SuperBowl— Nate Bennett (@itsnatebennett) February 7, 2021
the covid-19 moment of silence before the superbowl ... which is in and of itself going to be a super spreader event ... is some real uniquely american cognitive dissonance.— ✍🏼 roxana | ✊🏼 zivar | ⚒️ hadadi (@roxana_hadadi) February 7, 2021
The Super Bowl having a moment of silence for COVID victims while also having a stadium full of 25000 people in it is so ironic— Brad Osterhout (@bradosterhoutt) February 8, 2021
authorities: don’t have superbowl parties.— martin from chvrches (@doksan) February 7, 2021
superbowl: 25000 fans in the stadium is fine.
Even though we're still living through a pandemic, 25,000 people were present at the Super Bowl last night.
In addition to the 25,000 people, there were 30,000 cardboard cut-outs of people "watching" the game, but people are still saying there were way too many people in attendance at last night's game.
But according to Yahoo! News, 7,500 of attendees were healthcare workers who have already received the COVID vaccine.
covid watching america have a super bowl with a packed stadium: pic.twitter.com/J3KG8nucM1— alex (@steven_lebron) February 7, 2021
That still, of course, strongly suggests that the other 17,500 people who attended were potentially a threat of spreading COVID, of course.
This is very concerning...
I think Covid will probably win the Super Bowl tomorrow.— .:RiotGrl:. (@RiotGrlErin) February 7, 2021
How are we supposed to overcome this deadly virus if thousands upon thousands of people are continuing to take part in mass gatherings and refuse to follow social distancing guidelines?
For more on last night's events, scroll on...