‘Superman Is From Kansas’: Actor Henry Cavill Explains His Love For Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs

Published 05/05/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

Superman is a Kansas City fan! Actor Henry Cavill who portrays Superman in the DC universe has an inclination towards the AFC team. However, the actor had to take the reference of his character to choose between the NFL teams.

Even though he was not brought up in a sporty environment, the British actor has his love and appreciation for the game. He is not an avid fan but has recently caught up interest in the game as he started to understand the rules and history of the gameplay.

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On his recent appearance at the Jimmy Kimmy Live! The actor touched on various aspects related to his film career and love for football. Having grown up on the island of Jersey, no one in his family supported an American football team; but Superman has a connection with Kansas City, which Cavill rightly pointed out while choosing his favorite team.

Henry Cavill explains why he picked Kansas City Chiefs

After winning the Super Bowl in 2020, the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs have become an iconic franchise. In the interview with Kimmel, the actor mentioned that the crowd at Arrowhead stadium impressed him the most. “I spend a lot of time over here, obviously,” Henry Cavill explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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“I’d been watching some American football. I started to like the sport and realized that I had to choose a team. The only way I could choose a team was with something that was never going to change…so I figured the one thing that won’t ever change in my life is the Superman aspect of it. And I figured Superman is from Kansas, people in Kansas support the Chiefs, it just all added up.” Cavill added to his explanation.

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After attending a match at the Arrowhead, he got deeply connected with the atmosphere in the stadium. “That was an amazing experience,” he continued. “We went down on the sidelines [and there were] flamethrowers with big jets of flame going into the sky. In England, we just have the teams walk out, sing a song if it’s international rugby, and then we kick the crap out of each other. It’s a display.” the 39-year-old actor said.

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Surprisingly, this interview was held even before the Chiefs made their Super Bowl contention and plunged their roots as a formidable side. However, the Super Bowl victory might have boosted his morale and support for the team.

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Deepesh Nair

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Deepesh Nair is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having started his career in journalism as a trending news writer, he has published around 500 articles for various media portals. Although Deepesh comes from a Computer Science background, his fondness for writing has persuaded him to create his career in it.

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