Wednesday January 28th, 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is rooting for the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl, opening him up to criticism from all directions -- including Anthony Weiner.

Weiner, a former U.S. Representative, was among nine Democratic candidates who lost to DeBlasio in the 2013 New York City mayoral election.

De Blasio grew up in Massachusetts, so he does have a legitimate claim to Patriots fandom.

Louis C.K. on Deflategate: 'I think it's hilarious'

He also said on Tuesday that he doesn't believe the Patriots are guilty in the Deflategate controversy that has clouded the lead-up to Super Bowl XLIX.

“I believe their story. And I’m obviously a fan, and I’m biased. And I really want them to win, and this obviously may be the last chance for Belichick and Brady to win,” he said.

“But I’m saying just on a logic level, I can’t see the logic of why someone would do that and not think it would be a problem in a society where everything becomes public.”

Mike Fiammetta

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