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Here’s Why People Say Payment App Venmo Went Down After the Super Bowl

February 8, 2016, 9:02 AM UTC
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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.