Shakur Stevenson Joins the “Scripted” Rally Against Super Bowl LVIII After Chiefs vs 49ers Tie in Regular Time

Published 02/12/2024, 4:18 AM EST

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L’Jarius Sneed‘s team, spearheaded by Patrick Mahomes, lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy once again a few hours ago. While the celebrations are underway, it seems murmurs of a different note have begun to grow more audible. Boxing’s own Shakur Stevenson lent his ear and believes what he heard could be true.

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A closely fought battle with the San Francisco 49ers saw the Kansas City Chiefs seesaw through the four quarters. Finally, it took overtime for them to prevail over the narrow frontrunners. With the victory at the first Super Bowl in Las Vegas, the Chiefs became champions for the third time in five years. However, in a parallel narrative, despite all the records and history, what occurred when the game concluded at regulation time is increasingly becoming a talking point.

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Many have already started treating the Super Bowl 58 final as a classic. However, in some ears, the word ‘scripted’ seems to have been echoing persistently. The questions primarily revolve around the clinch that came up at the end of regular time. Shakur Stevenson is well known across the boxing community for voicing out any concern or matter openly. This time too, he minced no words, calling out today’s game between the Chiefs and 49ers.

Expressing his suspicion, the three-division champion said he could observe that the entire plot was way too planned. “I swear this feel scripted,” he said. On expected grounds, no sooner had Shakur Stevenson tweeted, a stream of comments poured in. Some, obviously, took up his fighting style as a comparative note.

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However, there were a few who apparently agreed. “Bro, it’s obviously scripted. This doesn’t feel like any of the other Super Bowls they had to go into overtime, so it would sell more and be a better game because other than that, it was a pretty boring game,” said one of the followers.

The young boxer, who won the vacant WBC lightweight title last year, stunned everyone a few days ago by announcing his retirement. Everyone’s hoping it’s just a temporary break and that he should be back for the next fight.

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The Kansas City Chiefs created history today. Following in the footsteps of the New England Patriots, the last team to accomplish the feat twenty years ago, 2003–2004, they became the first team to win consecutive Super Bowls.

Towards the end of the fourth quarter, a field goal saw the Chiefs equalize with the 49ers, 19-19. Consequently, the game moved to overtime. However, the Santa Clara-based team moved back into the lead. Thus, it was left for quarterback Mahomes, and with barely three seconds left in overtime, he tossed a touchdown pass to receiver Mecole Hardman to seal the fate of the 49ers.

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The seeping doubt might remain a matter of contention and eventually fade into the growing libraries of conspiracy theorists. However, an alternate point shared in the USA Today might help sooth a few ruffled feelings. The article shared that what the Chiefs did today was primarily follow their playbook. The 49ers only had to read it thoroughly to turn the tables.

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Do you also believe in the ‘scripted’ theory? Please share your views with us in the comments below.

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