Mark Wahlberg Emceed NFL Kickoff Game to Fans’ Dismay

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HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Actor Mark Wahlberg looks on prior to Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Mark Wahlberg emceed the pre-game ceremony for the NFL Kickoff Game 2017, and people were quick to remind others of how he walked out of Super Bowl LI.

The actor introduced former Patriots Matt Light, Kevin Faulk, Deion Branch, and current team member Edelman to hold four of their five Vince Lombardi trophies, according to Boston Sports. Team Owner Robert Kraft came out with the fifth and the team revealed the newest Super Bowl banner.

Fans took to Twitter to remind people about the time Wahlberg walked out of Super Bowl LI early back in February 2017, as Heavy reported.

The Boston native and New England Patriots superfan missed his friend Tom Brady craft one of the best comebacks in Super Bowl History. He took to Instagram to say that he had to leave because of a family emergency.

“I had to leave the game early because my youngest son wasn’t feeling well,” Wahlberg said. “Trust me, I would have loved to be at the stadium — but family first. Doesn’t mean I don’t love my Patriots too!”

According to our report, Brady lead the Patriots out of a 28-3 hole to come all the way back to tie the Atlanta Falcons. The game went into overtime for the first time in Super Bowl history, and the Patriots sealed the victory with a touchdown in the opening drive of OT.

Never the less, fans were quick to point out the irony of Wahlberg emceeing the NFL Kickoff game when he walked out of Super Bowl LI.