In case you didn’t know, the New England Patriots have dethroned the Dallas Cowboys as ‘America’s Team.’ That might be a tough pill to swallow for some, but the dominance has been too real not to recognize. However, Captain America might stop being a Pats fan all because of President Donald Trump.
If you follow Chris Evans on social media, you understand the 37-year-old actor is really against the Trump administration. He’s surely not alone, but the man famously known for his superhero role as Captain America in the Marvel Comics movies might actually give up his fandom if superstar quarterback Tom Brady still supports the 45th President of the United States.
He’s not kidding, either.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Evans’ comments came days before Brady and the Patriots captured the Super Bowl LIII title over the Los Angles Rams — the franchise’s sixth championship. The question was if Evans would come out of pseudo-retirement if he had the chance to play Brady in a movie.
Then, the interview took a major turn.
“I don’t know. I really hope he’s not a Trump supporter. I’m just hoping he’s one of those guys that maybe supported him and now regrets it. Maybe he thought it was going to be different — and even that bothers me — but maybe there’s a chance now he just thinks Trump’s an absolute dumb s—, which he is. If he doesn’t, if he’s still on that Trump train, I might have to cut ties. It’s really tough.
“I think maybe a couple of years ago I might have tried to pull some, like, mental gymnastics to compartmentalize, but I don’t know if I can anymore. So I’m just hoping he’s woken up.”
— Actor Chris Evans, via The Hollywood Reporter
Chris Evans was born in Boston. He went to Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in nearby Sudbury, Massachusetts. The Patriots are his team. He even narrated America’s Game: The Story of the 2014 New England Patriots, for crying out loud.
And he is willing to cut ties with being New England Patriots fan? All because quarterback Tom Brady might support Donald Trump?
The Captain America star doesn’t have to agree with President Trump’s politics. He might not care for the slogan, “Make America Great Again.” But to think he’s willing to give up his favorite NFL team because of it seems a bit crazy.
Then again, those are his values, and that will be his choice.