The Los Angeles Kings are ready to shake off Taylor Swift from the Staples Center.
The Kings have decided to cover the pop star’s “most sold-out performances” banner for their home games this season, amid speculation the tarp has cursed the organization, who last won the Stanley Cup in 2014.
“The connection to our fans is our highest priority and through our engagement they have made it clear that the banner shouldn’t be part of their Kings game experience,” Michael Altieri, senior vice president of marketing, communications, and content for the Kings and AEG Sports said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “We didn’t see an issue in covering it for our games and in fact see it as an opportunity to show our fans that we hear them.”
The Kings covered Swift’s banner, which was raised in 2015, on Saturday for their home opener against the Nashville Predators. Following the 7-4 win, Twitter decided to connect the dots.
“We are undefeated when the Taylor Swift banner is covered up!” the Kings’ mascot, Bailey, tweeted.
“@LAKings are 1-0 this season when the Taylor Swift banner has been covered,” another posted.
Swift fans have all but told Kings faithful, “You need to calm down.”