New England fan paints house Patriots colors in KC

Posted at 7:37 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 23:23:44-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some sports fanatics may wear their pride on their sleeve, but one Patriots fan who lives in the metro has taken it one step further.

Michael Hudson, who told 41 Action News he grew up not watching football, can still remember the time he found a team to root for.

“I saw Brady play when he took over for Bledsoe. It was amazing,” he explained. “There was something about that guy that made me gravitate toward him."

Pretty soon, Hudson bought a Patriots jersey, t-shirts, and other gear and memorabilia.

However, a decision he made around two years ago truly shows his fandom for the team.

“I wanted my house painted. I needed it painted,” he told 41 Action News. “I'm like, ‘You know what? The Patriots colors would be nice.’”

Hudson’s home on East 115th Street in Kansas City can now be seen decked out in Patriots red, white, and blue.

The colors adorn the entire outside of the home; from the door and windows to the gutters.

“I wouldn't do anything different,” he explained. “I'm proud of the house." 

While Hudson said some neighbors complimented him of the choice of colors, it all changed when he added another decoration.

“Once I put the flag up, I got all the hate,” said Hudson, while unfurling his Patriots flag. “This defines my home."

Hudson said some have called him a “fair weather” fan for rooting for the Patriots.

However, he continues to have a message for the people who question his decision to paint his home in team colors.

“If it was the Chiefs winning this much, would you have a problem?” he said.