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Red Hot Chili Peppers accused of playing air guitar during Super Bowl

Controversy is surrounding the Red Hot Chili Peppers' halftime performance at the Super Bowl, with fans saying the guitarists didn't even bother to plug in their instruments, according to

Photos are being circulated of bassist Michael “Flea” Balzary and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer playing their instruments, but no cords are visible. 

Some are speculating that the instruments may have had wireless transmitters, but others have found photos of the musicians playing the same instruments with cords attached.

The band hasn't released any sort of statement about its performance, although Flea did respond to one fan on Twitter writing "No trickery. No choice, but no trickery."

What do you think: Were they playing air guitar? Comment below and let us know. You can also click here to see more on this story at or click here to see a gallery of other celebrities accused of faking it on stage.

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