At a time when politics are dividing the nation — even the NFL protests — the Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles brought millions of Americans together on Sunday night.
The big game also spilled into the political world, however, with United States Representative Michael Capuano appearing to come out on the wrong side of a Super Bowl bet.
Capuano, who represents Massachusetts 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, showed up to a House financial services hearing on Tuesday sporting a Philadelphia Eagles helmet.
Alan Rappeport of The New York Times shared a photo of the moment.
Check it out:
Rep. Michael Capuano of Massachusetts enters the house financial services hearing in an EAGLES helmet. pic.twitter.com/cVxYJ3lBqJ
— Alan Rappeport (@arappeport) February 6, 2018
You always have to respect someone who pays up on a bet, even if it is something as simple as wearing a helmet.
Let’s just hope that the bet Capuano, who is a Democrat, made was with a Republican. Because if Congressmen can come together and put aside party lines even for something as simple as a Super Bowl bet, there is some hope for us all.
The Eagles beat the Patriots, 41-33, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to claim the first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history.