Mark Wahlberg changes story on why he left Super Bowl LI early
The New England Patriots pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in sports history when they beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI last year, and Mark Wahlberg was among the many fans who left the stadium early and missed the finish. The actor had a good reason for bailing, but his story has since changed slightly.
Wahlberg revealed on Instagram the day after the game that his youngest son wasn’t feeling well. In a recent interview with Men’s Health, Wahlberg confirmed that his younger son, Brendan, was the reason his family left NRG Stadium early, but apparently it was more of a behavior issue than an issue with the 8-year-old’s health.
“He was spitting out F-bombs and going crazy. It was bad,” Wahlberg confessed. “He was lying down on the carpet. He was very upset.”
Wahlberg said his wife Rhea wanted to stay and ride it out, but he felt as though he had to get his son out of there. When asked if Brendan learned a lesson about not giving up on your team, Wahlberg said the youngster is too competitive for that.
“Heck no. He’s a vicious sore loser,” he said. “He wants the ball. He hates when his brother gets it. When he doesn’t get the ball, he goes crazy. He throws rocks.”
Given some of the stories Wahlberg has told us in the past about his own behavior when watching the Pats, we know exactly where Brendan gets it.