Anti-gay viewers have accused the NFL of trying to force the ‘gay agenda’ on the audience.

The Super Bowl’s halftime show – starring Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars – ended a wonderfully colourful performance promoting one message: ‘Believe In Love’.

Despite being praised by most viewers, some Twitter users expressed their annoyance at the set, before accusing the NFL of ‘promoting homosexuality’.

The colourful display used by Coldplay was in fact based on their latest album’s – A Head Full of dreams – artwork.

However, rather than praise the NFL, some gay rights advocates also attacked the sports giant.

Some LGBT-friendly Twitter users highlighted the lack of gay players in American Football and other sports.

They added that if the NFL were planning on promoting gay rights, they would probably have at least one openly-gay player on a major team.

Earlier in the day, Lady Gaga’s stunning rendition of the US national anthem – which opened the world’s most viewed sporting event – won praise from music and sports fans alike.

Dressed in all red, and accompanied by a pianist, the singer was congratulated for her gospel inspired performance, with many welcoming the star’s decision to keep the performance simple.

Watch a clip of the half time performance below: