Captain America has beef with the President and Tom Brady might get caught in the crossfire. Actor Chris Evans — a huge New England Patriots fan — admitted he may need to cut ties with the team if Brady supports President Donald Trump, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Evans was profiled by the Hollywood Reporter, and mentioned his fandom might be on the line if Brady still supports Trump.
"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," he continues, "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."
The 41-year-old Brady has called Trump a “friend” in the past. In the lead-up to the 2016 election, Brady briefly had a “Make America Great Again” cap in his locker. As the election got closer and Brady faced constant questions about Trump’s politics, Brady became more evasive when answering questions about Trump.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft also has ties to Trump. The two are close enough that Trump gave his opinion on the solicitation charges against Kraft.
While you might think it’s unusual for Captain America to not support the President, that’s not exactly the case. There have been storylines in the comics where Captain America has disagreed with the United States government, put his Captain America costume aside and become a different superhero named Nomad.
Sounds like Evans is considering a similar thing if Brady still supports Trump. He’ll shed his fandom of a team whose colors are red, white and blue in favor of ... potentially no team.
When he’s not portraying one of the most famous superheroes of all time, Evans has been one of the most vocal celebrities to speak out against Trump.
Evans is serious enough about that criticism that he’s willing to cast his fandom aside to make that point. Like Captain America, he’ll stand up for his values.
- - - - - - -
More from Yahoo Sports: