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Kate Mara Reacts To Eli Manning Getting Benched

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Kate Mara appeared to be heartbroken in her reaction the news that the New York Giants had benched Eli Manning.

Mara tweeted out “Eli,” Tuesday night and added a heartbroken emoji.

Most people wouldn’t think much about an actress weighing in on an NFL quarterback decision, but it’s a bit different for Mara. Her father’s family owns the team, with her uncle currently acting as the team’s CEO.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted in black and white) Kate Mara attends the Mayfair Gala & European Premiere of 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for BFI)

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 11: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted in black and white) Kate Mara attends the Mayfair Gala & European Premiere of ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for BFI)

So, logic would seem to indicate that she’s likely pretty close to the situation, and a very big fan of Manning.

Her family also owns the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s pretty crazy to get involved with one NFL team, let alone being part of a family that owns two. That doesn’t happen very often.

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