Ed Sheeran had everyone talking about his appearance at the NFL season opener between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys. The 30-year-old singer/songwriter was spotted with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a corporate box during the game, and social media went into action. Before that, Sheeran performed for the 2021 NFL Kickoff Concert on Thursday at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa, Florida.
Sheeran had put together a strong career, winning four Grammy Awards and selling millions of records since his first album was released in 2011. His new album titled =, is set to be released in October. While Sheeran has had success in the music industry, he has also had his share of challenges.
"It was down to bad diet, drinking and then not seeing sunlight at all... and I wasn't exercising. Exercise, I think, is a really f—ing important thing to keep people happy," he said in a 2020 interview, per Entertainment Tonight. "I was touring and I would stay up and drink all night and then... the buses would park underneath the arenas and I'd sleep on the bus all day and then wake up and then come out do the show, drink, get back on the bus. I didn't see sunlight for, like, maybe like four months." Here's a look at social media reacting to Sheeran's NFL performance.
the wait is finally over, NFL fans: Roger Goodell and Ed Sheeran are hanging out pic.twitter.com/oVC23bAaxn— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 10, 2021
One fan wrote: "The wait is finally over. Because we all have been very impatiently waiting for this."prevnext
Looking Good Together
Ed Sheeran and the NFL go together like toothpaste and orange juice— Big Game Bengal (@BengalYouTube) September 9, 2021
Another fan wrote: "Ed Sheeran looks like Roger Goodell's son who just came back from his first semester of college and has to take out student loans because he told dad that he switched his major to musicprevnext
Ed Sheeran in the suite with Roger Goodell. pic.twitter.com/1sGZRnc00u— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 10, 2021
One fan revealed: "Goodell probably thinks he is Ron Weasley…big Potter fan that Roger. Definitely Team Slytherin."prevnext
Name a better duo than Ed Sheeran & Roger Goodell pic.twitter.com/dXTdty6NHL— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) September 10, 2021
A social media user wrote: "WHO HAD ROGER GOODELL AND ED SHEERAN HANGING OUT IN A SUITE ON THEIR 2021 BINGO CARD. I'M TIRED."prevnext
Father and Son
Why does Ed Sheeran look like he is related to Roger Goodell? pic.twitter.com/yC7chHRQni— Fernando Ramirez (@RealFRamirez) September 10, 2021
Worth the Price of Admission
Never would've thought Roger Goodell and Ed Sheeran could be related, but... pic.twitter.com/iwrMPeGhvS— Ian Casselberry (@iancass) September 10, 2021
Ed Sheeran & Roger Goodell BFF’s, who knew… lol pic.twitter.com/StFta4kpFu— 𝗭𝗮𝗰 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗻𝗲𝗿 (@ZacOnTheMic) September 10, 2021