During NBC’s broadcast of the Rams vs. Buccaneers divisional playoff game on Sunday, fans began to notice that something looked off about the Super Bowl 56 logo in the background of the broadcast booth.
Since Super Bowl 56 will take place in Inglewood, Cali., at SoFi Stadium, the logo shows palm trees in the “LVI” letters. However, the designer decided to make the palm trees red, which make the trees look like blood from a distance. And not just any kind of blood — dripping blood.
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Once you see the blood dripping down the logo, it’s difficult to unsee it.
Depending on the lighting and quality of the picture, it is a bit difficult to see the detail of the palm trees in the logo. Fans took to Twitter to express their confusion and overall thoughts on the logo:
Ironically, blood appeared during the Rams vs. Buccaneers game on no one other than Tom Brady. During a controversial play with Von Miller, Brady’s lip resulted in getting cut, and memes of his bloodied lip surfaced the internet.
Fans began drawing comparisons of Brady’s lip to the logo, and they also compared other bloody player memories to the logo:
Tom Brady was visibly upset after taking a hit to the helmet, giving him a bloody lip.
He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after this interaction with the referee. pic.twitter.com/DLuXDq7hCj
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 23, 2022
Super Bowl 56 is Sunday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Following an incredible Divisional Round in which all four games were decided on the final play, the final four is set with the Chiefs hosting the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game and the Rams hosting the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.
History repeats itself with a Rams win on Sunday. Should they topple their NFC West rivals, the Rams would be the second straight host team to play in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady led the Buccaneers to a win over the Chiefs in Tampa last year.