Ben Affleck appeared on Bill Simmons’ talk show Any Given Wednesday and acted extremely odd… to say the least. When asked about National Football League scandal (also known as “Deflategate”), the 43-year-old actor went kinda nuts.
New England Patriots player Tom Brady was suspended due to his alleged part in the 2015 scandal, which centred that the team had been under inflating the footballs they used to give them an illegal advantage in games.
Ben is a close friend of Tom’s and the actor decided to talk his mind about these allegations: “We’re running our greatest player ever through this mill of humiliation and shame, which is totally unwarranted for the sake of our own bruised egos and our embarrassment and to paper over our mismanagement”.
The Batman v Superman actor frequently cursed as he tried to explain his point, and this unusual attitude got his fans worried.
Some said he had a drink before the show, with one writing: “I think Ben Affleck is drunk. His face looks red and puffy and he seems to be slurring.”
Others said Ben was just too emotional about the subject, with one fan writing: “Ben Affleck on #AnyGivenWednesday sounds like me when I've only had an hour of sleep. Slurring, over-emotional”.
A source close to Affleck claimed the actor was “stone cold sober”. As for the slurring, Ben’s just “passionate about Tom Brady”. The insider also explained that Ben and Simmons started debating over the subject before the show, and that’s why he was already fired up.
At least, Ben knows how to stick up for his friends, right?