I May Have to Stop Supporting Patriots If Tom Brady Still Backs Trump, Says Chris Evans
For most fans, sports provide a politics-free respite from the troubles of their day. For some fans, however, that has changed in the age of Donald Trump. Trump has been supported by prominent sports figures such as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and owner Robert Kraft.
Actor Chris Evans, a native of Sudbury, Massachusetts, is one of the Patriots’ most well known supporters. Evans told The Hollywood Reporter that he may have to stop being a fan of the team if star Tom Brady continues to back the president.
“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.”
The actor, best known for playing Captain America, has long championed liberal causes. When asked if he’s worried that being so politically vocal could hurt his career, he replied:
“I would not be able to look at myself in the mirror if I felt strongly about something and didn’t speak up. I think it’s about how you speak up. We’re allowed to disagree. If I state my case and people don’t want to go see my movies as a result, I’m okay with that.”
In the last few years, Brady has largely demurred on questions about Trump. Evans hopes he’s come to some sort of realization, “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.”