Indy 500 Winner, Patriots Fan Alexander Rossi: ‘Free Tom Brady’

Mon, May 30, 2016 1,132

Alexander Rossi stunned many race fans after winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, and perhaps he stunned some football fans as well.

Rossi’s football allegiance is with the New England Patriots, the California native told the Associated Press’ Jenna Fryer on Monday.

The 24-year old and surprising Indy 500 winner knew his admission would get him some hate in Indianapolis Colts territory, but he joined Julian Edelman as one of Tom Brady’s biggest supporters.

It isn’t like Rossi jumped on the bandwagon recently, either. After Malcolm Butler’s spectacular interception sealed the win in Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, Rossi had this to say.

Welcome to the club, Rossi.

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