English actor Daniel Radcliffe, perhaps best known for his star role as Harry Potter in the J. K. Rowling fictitious film series, recently said he would not be rooting for the New England Patriots in this years’ upcoming SuperBowl.
Ratcliffe joins more than half the nation rooting against the 9-time World Champions as some people are tired of seeing them make the season’s final game, often winning it.
In his stinging remark, Ratcliffe specifically called out Patriots’ quarterback and 5-time SuperBowl winner Tom Brady. Here’s the reason, via the Washington Examiner:
Radcliffe told Variety that he will support Los Angeles Rams and that the “whole world is rooting against the Patriots — sorry.”
“Take that ‘MAGA’ hat out of your locker,” Radcliffe said. “I feel like that was the moment when, as a country, we were all like, ‘Oh, come on dude!’ We all want … you’re awesome … to be behind you. Don’t put that in there.”
Radcliffe was referring to a 2015 locker room interview with Brady in which a “Make America Great Again” hat could be seen inside his locker. Since the 2016 election, Brady has distanced himself from politics and Trump since the election. For instance, he chose not to not be present when the Patriots visited the White House in 2017.
“I don’t know if they [the Rams] are going to win but I want them to,” Ratcliffe added.
All over the MAGA hat…?
As Fox News reports, Ratcliffe said he does not want Brady to retire, but said: “He should stop winning things.”
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Daniel Radcliffe says he’s rooting for the Rams in the #SuperBowl and has a message for Tom Brady: "Take that MAGA hat out your locker" | #Sundance #VarietyStudio presented by @ATT pic.twitter.com/uGI608bP3b
— Variety (@Variety) January 26, 2019
Here’s how some people responded to the Brady-MAGA swipe:
As NBC News reports, Ratcliffe was on the Variety interview to promote his upcoming show “Miracle Workers.” Here’s more:
Radcliffe appears on TBS’ upcoming comedy series “Miracle Workers,” which he also executive produces, with Steve Buscemi. Creator and showrunner Simon Rich joined Radcliffe at the Variety Studio alongside co-star Karan Soni. The series, based on Rich’s novel “What in God’s Name,” follows Radcliffe, who plays an angel in Heaven, as he attempts to help humans on Earth after God (Buscemi) decides he’s done with the planet and is going to destroy it in favor of opening a restaurant.