Over Tom Brady’s controversial Donald Trump support, Chris Evans nearly “cut ties” with NFL icon

The friendship between the Avengers actor Chris Evans and the retired NFL icon Tom Brady is nothing new as Evans is a huge fan of Brady’s former team New England Patriots and he attended several Patriots games when the QB was starting before heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

However, their friendship was not smooth like others as once the popular Hollywood actor said he was close to severing ties with the three-time MVP due to the latter’s controversial political support.

Chris Evans claims Brady’s Donald Trump support almost ruined their friendship

During an interview with Hollywood Reporter in 2019, Evans made a shocking statement saying his equation with the Brady is hanging on the air. The reporter asked the star if he would ever play the legendary quarterback’s role if a biopic were to be made of him and he replied saying he would do that if Tom Terrific is not a former US President Donald Trump supporter.

“I don’t know. I really hope he’s not a Trump supporter.”

C-Vans revealed he was deeply troubled by Brady‘s alignment with Trump’s controversial policies and hoped the former NFL player would quit supporting Donald.

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“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 sh*t, which he is.”

The actor said supporting a political figure associated with divisive ideologies was incompatible with his personality, leading him to consider ending his friendship with the California Cool.

“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.”

Chris Evans once assisted in defending Tom Brady from Deflategate accusations

The former New England Patriots’ long-time quarterback Brady and the franchise were in hot waters when they had to face the allegations of deflating the footballs during the 2014 AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts.

The 45-year-old QB was alleged to be “at least generally aware” of the incident and had to serve a suspension for the first four games of the 2016 season and the Patriots team was handed a $1 million fine as well as lost their two draft picks, albeit, Tom repeatedly denied all accusations saying “I didn’t alter the balls in any way.”

During a special segment on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, a small group of renowned celebrities like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Steven Tyler, Chris Evans, and John Krasinski came forward to take the blame of the deflagration hilariously.

Jimmy initiated the interesting incident by taking the allegations upon himself and Demon stopped him midway to say he was the actual culprit as he was present in the game when his nephew suddenly started coughing badly and needed some air, hence Matt accused himself of deflating the balls to save his nephew’s lungs.

Krasinski acknowledged him doing the crime while holding a Goodyear Blimp accident for it and Affleck presented himself as Ryan “Salty” Flanagan from Roslindale, saying he was turning himself in. Captain America said his friend could not have been accused “unless he deflated those footballs with his piercing baby blue eyes.”

Well! The incident would always be remembered as the funniest way of defending the NFL GOAT in his crucial time. The player and actor duo’s friendship is also getting stronger as recently Brady helped Chris to secure $80,000 for donations by playing in a Marvel Avengers Fantasy Football League.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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