Fact-Checking the 2023 Super Bowl

From a fake post to what some may call "satanic panic" over Rihanna's performance, here's everything we've written about Super Bowl LVII.

Published Feb. 15, 2023

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On Feb. 12, 2023, the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles with a score of 38-35. The event inspired a wave of online rumors about the players, halftime performance — and more.

Here at Snopes, we debunked false claims that a "script" revealing the game's final score was leaked before kickoff, Rihanna wore a "satanic" pentagram on her costume while performing, and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs after his team's victory. We also took a blast to the past by looking into a Feb. 8 tweet that claimed, in the lead up to Prince's Super Bowl halftime performance in 2007, he put on an impromptu show for reporters instead of answering their questions.

Below is a running list of Snopes fact checks about the 2023 Super Bowl.

A tweet claimed to have leaked the script for Super Bowl LVII.
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A false rumor said that Patrick Mahomes tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs PEDs after the Super Bowl.
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rihanna super bowl halftime - was she wearing satanic pentagram symbol?
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A Black man in a turquoise suit and orange shirt holds his hands up, one holding a bright purple guitar.
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Izz Scott LaMagdeleine is a fact-checker for Snopes.

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