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taylor-alert-–-taylor-swift-sends-nfl-wags-gifts-to-celebrate-launch-of-her-new-album-the-tortured-poets-department,-including-handwritten-notes,-a-vinyl-record-and-even-sweatpantsTaylor Alert – Taylor Swift sends NFL WAGs gifts to celebrate launch of her new album The Tortured Poets Department, including handwritten notes, a vinyl record and even sweatpants

Taylor Swift sent some of her fellow NFL WAGs a special gift on Friday to celebrate the release of her new album The Tortured Poets Department.

Swift’s new collection of songs sent the world into meltdown when the first album was released as scheduled at midnight, only for an additional 15 tracks to appear hours later.

By Friday night, Spotify declared the album its most-streamed in a single day, with Swift also becoming the most-streamed artist in a single day.

But, to celebrate the album’s release, Travis Kelce’s girlfriend sent out a number of luxurious packages to a select few NFL WAGs and the lucky recipients have been sharing what was inside.

One of the lucky few was Kristin Juszczyk, the wife of San Francisco 49ers star Kyle Juszcyzk.

Kristin Juszczyk shared some of the gifts she received to celebrate Taylor Swift's new album

Juszczyk showed off a loungewear set and bracelet

Kristin Juszczyk shared some of the gifts she received to celebrate Taylor Swift’s new album

Juszczyk designed a custom-made puffer jacket that Swift wore to Travis Kelce's Chiefs game

Juszczyk designed a custom-made puffer jacket that Swift wore to Travis Kelce’s Chiefs game

Chariah Gordon, the girlfriend of Kelce's Chiefs teammate Mecole Hardman Jr, got a vinyl edition

Travis Kelce, Swift, Hardman and Gordon pose together after a Chiefs game last season

Chariah Gordon, the girlfriend of Kelce’s Chiefs teammate Mecole Hardman Jr, also got a gift

Kristin and Swift struck up a friendship last season when the popstar wore one of her custom designs to the Chiefs’ playoff win over the Miami Dolphins.

Both Swift and Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, wore custom puffer jackets emblazoned with their partner’s number to the freezing game at Arrowhead Stadium in January.

Juszczyk shared a picture of the box on her Instagram and it read: ‘From the desk of Taylor Swift.’

She then posted a photo of a loungewear set that had the name of the album stitched onto it, as well as a bracelet that featured the album’s emblem.

Alongside the picture, Juszczyk wrote: ‘Kyle immediately ordered himself a matching set. I know what I’m wearing & listening to all weekend/month/year long! Thank you @taylorswift’.

Another lucky recipient was Chariah Gordon, the girlfriend of Kelce’s Chiefs teammate Mecole Hardman Jr. 

Pregnant Gordon posted a similar picture of her gift, but hers featured a vinyl copy of the new album and a handwritten note from Swift. She declared herself a ‘Swiftie for life’.

Juszczyk designed Swift and Brittany Mahomes' personalized Chiefs puff jackets in January

Juszczyk designed Swift and Brittany Mahomes’ personalized Chiefs puff jackets in January

Kelce's girlfriend Swift released her new album The Tortured Poets Department on Friday

Kelce’s girlfriend Swift released her new album The Tortured Poets Department on Friday

It comes after Gordon and Hardman – who scored the winning touchdown in this  year’s Super Bowl – posed for pictures with Kelce and Swift after a game last season. 

Swift and Brittany Mahomes struck up the closest friendship last season as the popstar became a regular at Chiefs games amid her flourishing romance with Kelce.

However, Mahomes is currently away in Cabo with her husband so her gift could well be waiting for her when she gets home to Kansas City.

Brittany was, however, quick to react to the release of new BFF’s eagerly-anticipated latest album in the early hours of Friday. She took to her Instagram story on Thursday evening, sharing Swift’s post about her new album dropping. 

She added in the caption, ‘Let’s goooooo,’ with three clapping-hands emojis in her story post. 

Swift and Kelce have been publicly dating since last September, when she attended a Chiefs game against the Chicago Bears.

And the penultimate song of her new album appears to contain multiple references to football and the three-time Super Bowl winner.

‘The Alchemy’, the 15th song on ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ went viral in the minutes following the album’s midnight release. The bridge of the song is where the references to Kelce are the most obvious.

Brittany Mahomes re-posted Swift's announcement of 15 extra songs to her story on Friday

Brittany Mahomes re-posted Swift’s announcement of 15 extra songs to her story on Friday

Swift has become close with a number of Chiefs WAGs during appearances at Kelce's games

Swift has become close with a number of Chiefs WAGs during appearances at Kelce’s games

‘Cheers chanting ’cause they said / There was no chance / Trying to be the greatest in the league / Where’s the trophy?/ He just comes running over to me,’ she sings.

Then the chorus kicks in: ‘Touch down / Call the amateurs and cut them from the team / Ditch the clowns, get the crown, baby I’m the one to beat / ‘Cause the sign on your heart said it’s still reserved for me / Honestly, who are we to fight the alchemy?’

Other parts of the song refer to ‘blokes warm[ing] the benches’.

The line about ‘amateurs’ is, according to some on social media, aimed at Kelce’s teammate Kadarius Toney. 

‘Speculation is rising that Taylor Swift is talking about Kadarius Toney in her new song,’ said one fan with a screengrab of the lyrics. Another wrote: ‘Taylor Swift has some notes for Andy Reid about Kadarius Toney.’ 

A different fan said: ‘The Alchemy is about Travis Kelce, but it also dunks on Kadarius Toney.’

Wide receiver Toney endured an inconsistent season on a personal level for the Chiefs, despite Kelce spearheading their charge to Super Bowl victory.

Most notably, he lined up offside before what would have been a Kelce-inspired game-winning play for the Chiefs against the Buffalo Bills on December 10.