Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy said Saturday that actor Daniel Radcliffe's remark about Tom Brady's "Make America Great Again" hat is just "an easy excuse" to dislike the New England Patriots.

The Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Sunday night's Super Bowl, New England's third consecutive trip to the big game.

Radcliffe, of "Harry Potter" fame, recently told Variety that Brady -- a friend of President Trump -- should remove the hat from his locker.

The hat was spotted four years ago in Brady's locker during a TV interview.

"Take that MAGA hat out of your locker! I feel like that was the moment when as a country we were all like, 'Come on, dude! You're awesome...Don't put that in here,'" Radcliffe said.


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Portnoy said in response on Watters' World that people will utilize any excuse they can just to root against his favorite team.

"The map would not change if Trump wasn't president," he said. "They hate us because they ain't us."

Portnoy also commented on his recent removal from media day for the game in Atlanta, Georgia, saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell dislikes his organization due to its protest of Deflategate.

"It was a silent protest, and that's what this country is built upon," he said.

He also predicted the Patriots would win Sunday's game by a score of 34-31.


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