Super Bowl fans, are you ready to rock? Hope not, because you're getting Coldplay.
The mellow crooners were announced today as the 2016 Super Bowl's halftime headliners, which was music to the ears of fans. But the choice (as it does each year) elicited its share of critics.
Here's a brief sampling of how Twitter users responded to the news:
Someone should run the concussion protocol on whoever picks Super Bowl halftime talent.
— Ken Wheaton (@kenwheaton) December 3, 2015
Total snoozers to perform Super Bowl halftime show https://t.co/Rz1XEvjBkJ
— Jordan M. Schultz (@MonroeSchultz) December 3, 2015
tfw when Coldplay takes the stage for halftime pic.twitter.com/i0kZRRGEtz
— Connor Finnegan (@ConnorFinnegan) December 3, 2015
Coldplay is doing the Super Bowl halftime show. Players are going to start calling their old teams in tears, trying to get back together.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) December 3, 2015
"COLDPLAY DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT FOOTBALL *IS*! THEY CALL IT SOCCER OVER THERE!" "Sir, do you have an actual emergency you're calling for?"
— Mike Scollins (@mikescollins) December 3, 2015
Coldplay is the clip-on-man-bun of bands
— Doug Bies (@dougbies) December 3, 2015
Ya know how Coldplay got its name? It's because their shit ain't fire #stepitupsuperbowl
— Nate Coble (@NCoble06) December 3, 2015
Who would be a better #SB50 halftime act than Coldplay?
— Ken Scudder (@kenscudder) December 3, 2015
— Kayla Mortellaro (@KaylaMortellaro) December 3, 2015