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Unexpected Duke fan: Bryce Harper

Everyone has their favorite teams, even when they’re a professional athlete. Turns out Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is a Duke fan. Duke Blue Planet mailed Harper a ton of Duke gear this week and he received a ton of heat for it.

It all started back in 2010, when Harper had an interview with the Washington Post about his favorite sports teams.

When asked about the NFL he said, “You guys aren’t gonna like this, and Washington won’t like it either, but I’m a Dallas Cowboys fan.”

Many people forgot about that interview. On June 7, Harper posed for a picture with a fan wearing a Cowboys hat.

 Considering Harper plays for a team in the city Washington D.C.,  he was on the receiving end of many negative tweets after that picture surfaced.

Who didn’t forget about that interview? Duke Blue Planet sure didn’t, considering they sent Harper a ton of Duke merchandise.

What other teams is Harper a fan of? For college football: “I love UT,” he said.  “My basketball team? Lakers.”

Who knows, maybe we’ll see Harper at Cameron Indoor sometime in the near future.

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