Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd and Hulk Hogan among Super Bowl celebrity fans cheering Chiefs and Bucs on to glory

Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd and Hulk Hogan among Super Bowl celebrity fans cheering Chiefs and Bucs on to glory


NFL franchises are some of the best supported sports teams on the planet with millions of followers around the world.

And among all those fans are famous faces from the worlds of music and entertainment.

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Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are no different, and both will be cheered on by world famous stars.

Here's our guide to some of the celebrities who will be glued to Sunday night's Super Bowl in Tampa and cheering their team on to success.

Brad Pitt

This time last year, Brad Pitt sent the internet into meltdown when he put on a Chiefs cap that was tossed his way from the crowd.

The 57-year-old A-lister spent large parts of his upbringing in Missouri and was over the moon when the Chiefs won last year’s Super Bowl.

Pitt said: “It makes last year’s loss (to New England in the AFC Championship) a whole lot better. I think we are looking at a dynasty. That’s what I think.”

He could be right about the dynasty bit.

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Hulk Hogan

Wrestling great Hulk Hogan visited the Bucs training camp a few years ago and took selfies with players – including then starting quarterback Jameis Winston.

The 67-year-old tweeted his joy after this year’s NFC Championship Game win over the Green Bay Packers.

Hogan thanked another great Tom Brady for ‘bringing it home’.

Paul Rudd

This Kansas City Chiefs super fan had the time of his life last year in Miami.

The 51-year-old actor was on the field at Hard Rock Stadium this time last year when Kansas City hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Rudd's Chiefs fandom has been well documented, and he'll surely be on top of the world again if his team repeat.

Nick Carter

The former Backstreet Boy was once a resident in Tampa, Florida and thanks the Bucs for helping his music career.

Carter, 41, said: "My history with the Bucs goes all the way back to Houlihan’s Stadium when I was about eight or nine.

"I was in a dance troupe and performed with the cheerleaders at halftime. I don’t know where in the hell that footage is, but I did it."

He added: "I had to choose between two teams, as my family was from upstate New York around Buffalo, so my whole family are Bills fans, even though we moved to Florida.

"By default I was a four-or-five-year old Bills fan, but a few years later I realized I could choose my own team and I became a Bucs fan. Then I saw the Bills lose four Super Bowls in a row."

Rob Riggle

Actor Riggle, 50, is a Chiefs fanatic and loves whipping up the crowd at Arrowhead Stadium.

He even sent a personalised video message on the Chiefs' website calling on fans to help break the world record for the loudest crowd roar.

It's a record the Chiefs Kingdom still proudly hold.

Brittany Snow

The 34-year-old actress was born in Tampa and is known for her loyalty to her hometown teams.

She may have married in Malibu on the west coast two years ago, but she still cheers on the Bucs and the Florida Gators in college football.

Melissa Etheridge

Super fans don’t come much bigger than this singer and songwriter.

She has sang the national anthem at Arrowhead Stadium a few times before games but last year went one better.

Melissa, 59, marked the Chiefs’ Super Bowl run last year by releasing her own song to mark the occasion.

Dick Vitale

The 81-year-old sports broadcasting legend is one of the Bucs’ most avid fans.

He lived every second of the NFC Championship Game win over Green Bay, firing off a series of tweets during the win.

Vitale admitted he has a soft spot for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and he’ll no doubt feel a range of emotions once again this weekend.

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