Mayor de Blasio is rooting for an out-of-town team yet again — and fawning over their much loathed quarterback.
Hizzoner pledged allegiance to the hated New England Patriots and its well-coiffed quarterback, Tom Brady.
“Well, I do want to say after the last victory in the conference championship, he took off his helmet and his hair was perfect, and I just want to note that,” de Blasio gushed to the hosts of Hot 97’s morning show Thursday. “His hair — I was like how do you do that after you’ve just won the football game?”
De Blasio, who is also a die-hard Red Sox fan, grew up in Boston and has held on to his childhood sports allegiances — even though his favorite teams are rivals of New York’s.
The hosts on the hip hop station’s morning show — Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez — usually give the mayor a warm reception. But being a Brady fanboy was a bridge too far.
“I knew you were going to do this,” Darden said. “After all these great things you said, you’re supporting black and brown people, understanding the plight, you know the white man trying to keep us down in America…”
“The Trump loving Kraft and Brady, is that where you’re going?” Rosenberg asked.
De Blasio said he didn’t agree with the politics of “the New England Patriots’ hierarchy” — but he had remained loyal.
“I think they are going to prevail,” he said of the Pats, after noting they probably wouldn’t start playing until they were down a touchdown. “I don’t go to sleep on the Eagles, they’re a good team too. But I think the Patriots will prevail.”
“Mayor, you’re breaking up, we can’t hear you anymore,” Darden cracked. “Man, I think we lost our connection.”