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One New England Governor Won’t Support the Patriots … Because of CT

February 2, 2017 By Staff
One New England Governor Won’t Support the Patriots … Because of CT

A Republican governor from New England will not root for the Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday; Connecticut is the reason.

On Thursday morning, the Hartford Courant reported that Gov. Paul LePage (R-ME) will not support the Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday. He’s not the only New England governor against the Pats, but his reason is because of our state.

The Courant has more:

Paul LePage, the boisterous Republican governor of Maine, told a radio station Thursday morning he doesn’t support the Patriots because of how they pulled out of a deal to build a new football stadium in Hartford.

“I have a real hard time getting over what [Patriots owner] Bob Kraft did to the state of Connecticut,” LePage said on WGAN in Portland. “I just can’t get over it. Once he did that, I just thought his ethics of business are well beyond mine and I just can’t accept it.”

LePage may not be the only New England governor opposing the Patriots on Sunday. In 2012, Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) rooted for the Giants over the Pats:

“You get above New Haven, and more people support the Boston-based teams than say below New Haven. I was born in Stamford. I’m a New York fan,” [Malloy] told [WCBS 880’s Pat] Farnack. “By the way, I don’t have this divide that a lot of New Yorkers do that you can only be a Jets fan or you can only be a Giants fan. I’m a New York.”

Malloy and LePage, of opposite parties, don’t agree on too much. They may agree on this year’s Super Bowl, though.