Mark Wahlberg is a die-hard New England Patriots fan (to the point where his character in Ted 2 tried to steal sperm from Tom Brady) and he recently shared the truth about why he left last year’s Super Bowl early, missing out on what was one of the greatest comebacks in sport’s history when the Patriot’s came back to defeat the Atlanta Falcons: his son was throwing an epic tantrum.
Wahlberg initially told reporters that he had to leave the game early because his then 8-year-old son Brendan was feeling sick but in a recent profile with Men’s Health, he confesses that he and the family had to leave because their son was going wild because the Patriots losing so badly.
“He was spitting out F-bombs and going crazy. It was bad,” admits Wahlberg. “He was lying down on the carpet. He was very upset.”
Brendan’s tantrum was so severe that Wahlberg took his son home, not wanting him to watch the rest of what was sure to be a heartbreaking loss.
Of course, the Patriots ended up scoring 19 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime, where they ended up winning the game 34-28. Unfortunately, Brendan and Mark missed it due to the epic freakout. So did Brendan end up learning a valuable lesson about not giving up on your team and never losing hope until the final whistle blows?
“Heck no,” Wahlberg said. “He’s a vicious sore loser. He wants the ball. He hates when his brother gets it. When he doesn’t get the ball, he goes crazy. He throws rocks.”