Atlanta Falcons' player blames GaGa for Super Bowl loss

The team's wide receiver Mohamed Sanu said the singer's lengthier-than-usual performance had a negative impact on the Falcons' playing

Atlanta Falcons' player blames GaGa for Super Bowl loss

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Atlanta Falcons' wide receiver Mohamed Sanu said he blames Lady GaGa's unexpectedly lengthy half-time show on the team's loss at the Super Bowl.

Speaking on NFL Networks’ Good Morning Football when asked if the performance influenced the end result, he responded: "It definitely did. Usually, halftime is only like 15 minutes, and when you’re not on the field for like an hour, it’s just like going to work out, like a great workout, and you go sit on the couch for an hour and then try to start working out again."

"I don’t know if you can simulate something like that,” Sanu added. "That was my first time experiencing something like that, and it was different."

Having led by 21-3 at halftime, the Atlanta Falcons crumbled after Gaga’s performance in the second half and eventually lost to the New England Patriots by 31 to 28.

GaGa's performance, which included hits such as Poker Face and Bad Romance, was warmly received by critics.