It appears the B.C. Lions have an extremely famous fan in attendance at Super Bowl LVI.
Ryan Reynolds posted a photo of himself with fellow comedic actor Will Ferrell at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., located just southwest of Los Angeles. Ferrell is wearing a B.C. Lions toque and matching jersey emblazoned with No. 61, which is currently worn by veteran left tackle Joel Figueroa.
“Will keeps asking me why there’s a fourth down,” Reynolds captioned the Instagram post.
Reynolds was born in Vancouver where his father worked as a member of the RCMP before moving to Los Angeles at age 19. He and his family now live in the Pound Ridge neighbourhood of New York, though remains proud of his Canadian heritage as displayed on his social media handles.
Ferrell was born in Irvine, Calif. and is reportedly a big fan of the USC Trojans, which makes sense given that he attended the university. Is wearing B.C. Lions gear, which could easily be confused for the orange and black of the Cincinnati Bengals, Ferrell’s idea of a joke? As one of the funniest men in Hollywood, we certainly wouldn’t put it past him.
The 54-year-old is no stranger to Canadian sport as he joined TSN’s broadcasting crew for a small portion of the Tim Hortons Brier in 2013. He provided commentary as Ron Burgundy, his popular character from the smash-hit 2004 film Anchorman, as a promotional stunt for the sequel Anchorman 2, which was released in November 2013.