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Ben Affleck is a proud penis-haver and a proud fan of the Boston Red Sox. Affleck, who stars in the fall's most anticipated movie, Gone Girl (out today), agreed to director David Fincher's request that he go full-frontal for a brief part of the film. But the 42-year-old enthusiast of all things Boston (NOMAHHHH) adamantly refused to wear a Yankees cap during a scene set in a New York airport.
As reported by The New York Times:
I said, ‘David, I love you, I would do anything for you,’” Mr. Affleck recalled. “‘But I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can’t. I can’t wear it because it’s going to become a thing, David. I will never hear the end of it. I can’t do it.’ And I couldn’t put it on my head.”
While Mr. Fincher stood firm – “he said it was like it’s foregone, it’s destiny” – Mr. Affleck did too.
“It was an uprising; it was a coup, I rioted,” Mr. Affleck said, “It was a one-man riot against the Yankees.”
Finally, after what Mr. Affleck described as “a lot of shuttle diplomacy, so much back-and-forth,” they compromised: Mr. Affleck wore a Mets hat.
“This was very Switzerland,” Mr. Affleck said.
We can appreciate loyalty, of course, but did Affleck miss the memo that the longstanding rivalry between the Yankees and their New England neighbors has, just recently, cooled off? Case in point: L.L. Bean's custom Yankee-blue boots, which were ceremoniously presented to Derek Jeter at Fenway on Sunday.