Minutes after Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos bested the Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Venmo, the hugely popular mobile-payment app, suddenly went down — or at least got very slow — for many users. The site acknowledged the glitches on Twitter, and appeared to be back up and running as usual about two hours later.
Several Twitter users, however, have a theory for why the outage may not have been a mere coincidence.
There isn’t any proof that the Broncos’ ups and Venmo’s downs were connected, but if the Twitterfolk are right then hundreds of Panthers supporters may have lost more than just a football game.
- Meet TIME’s Newest Class of Next Generation Leaders
- After Visiting Both Ends of the Earth, I Realized How Much Trouble We’re In
- Google Is Making It Easier to Remove Personal Info From Search
- Oil Companies Posted Huge Profits. Here’s Where The Cash Will Go (Hint: Not Climate)
- Column: We Asked Hundreds of Americans About Abortion. Their Feelings Were Complicated
- A Short History of the Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the Marcos Family
- Long-Lasting Birth Control Is Already Hard to Get. Advocates Worry It May Only Get Worse
- Who Should Be on the 2022 TIME100? Vote Now