Maroon 5 absolutely slated for Super Bowl LIII halftime show
'Maroon 5, musical other people’s holiday photos on Facebook'
These teams are playing like they know whoever wins goes to the White House
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) February 4, 2019
With just three New England Patriots points on the board in Atlanta at the end of the second quarter, pretty much everyone was in need of distracting for a few minutes. Thankfully, Maroon 5 did exactly that, giving plenty amongst the hundreds of millions watching a reason to actually want to get back to the football...
Incredibly, Maroon 5 have been worse than the first half. Which is some feat.
— Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) February 4, 2019
Plenty were in agreement that Adam Levine and his bandmates underwhelmed...
— Andrew Gourdie (@AndrewGourdie) February 4, 2019
... to the point where some were briefly excited at the prospect of them being obliterated by a flaming asteroid which appeared to be on a collision course with the stage upon which they were performing
The sight of Outkast's Big Boi was a welcome one.
Thank fuck for Big Boi
— Darragh Murphy (@DarrMurphy) February 4, 2019
... with some viewers clearly having trouble forgiving Maroon 5 for that fucking advert during the World Cup last summer.
Are Maroon 5 the first band to ruin 2 huge sporting events within 12 months? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/3NWhKtF2B0
— 📻 Dread Smith 👻 (@EdTodayFM) February 4, 2019
There were plenty of other slightly mean things said about them.
Maroon 5, musical other people’s holiday photos on Facebook.
— David Hartrick (@DavidHartrick) February 4, 2019
This is the Maroon 5 of Super Bowls
— Joe "Goblin King" Bereta (@joebereta) February 4, 2019
But hey, at least people did recognise that Adam Levine had a cool jacket.
Yer bf doesn’t think Maroon 5 should be doing the Super Bowl halftime show but he’s going to spend the next two days googling knockoffs of Adam Levine’s jacket when he doesn’t think anyone’s looking
— Crypt Deeley (@ThatChris1209) February 4, 2019
Earlier in the night, soul legend Gladys Knight, back in her home city, performed the national anthem - also managing to upset some of those at home...