New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took time out his offseason today to deliver what was a slightly awkward good luck message to a player, and team, on course for an unlikely achievement across the pond.
Speaking in a video via Sky Sports, Brady became the latest individual to jump on board the Leicester City bandwagon as the English soccer team looks to clinch their first-ever Premier League trophy in the coming weeks.
Judging by the footage, it doesn't look like Brady is a life-long supporter of the team but, with City's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel a big Patriots fan, it is nice to see the four-time Super Bowl winner pass on his support.
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Brady, of course, has plenty of experience performing in the clutch having turned six AFC Championship wins into four Super Bowl titles during an illustrious career.
Schmeichel and Leicester, meanwhile, are in unchartered territory having risen from the bottom of the EPL to its summit in the space of 12 months. With just five games remaining in the season, however, the Foxes are seven points clear of nearest rivals Tottenham in pursuit of history.
Brady, too, can probably identify a little with the underdog story currently unfolding in Leicester.
The 38-year-old may be bound for the Hall of Fame after throwing for over 58,000 yards and 428 touchdowns in his pro career, but he began his venture into the NFL as a lowly sixth-round draft pick who wasn't given much of a chance of achieving success.
The Leicester squad, including New England fan Schmeichel, is itself full of players who have been written off throughout their career only to turn things around in 2015-16.
Tom Brady and the Patriots nation aren't the only ones from the NFL backing City to win the title either.
The Carolina Panthers struck up an unlikely bond with Leicester earlier this year en route to their own appearance in the Super Bowl - both teams thriving in their underdog status.
While Cam Newton and co. fell at the final hurdle in losing to the Denver Broncos back in February, it looks like the majority of the NFL is hoping Leicester can see things through to the end over the final few weeks of their season.
The way the sport appears to be rallying behind Leicester City is slightly ironic, however, when you consider second placed Tottenham's recent links to NFL.
The London team announced back in 2015 that they would be hosting a minimum of two regular season NFL games per season at their new stadium, beginning in 2018.
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