On HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," the host of the iconic cable show announced he is a "huge" Atlanta Falcons fan and is cheering them on against the New England Patriots on Sunday for Super Bowl LI. In a segment titled "Cheer No Evil" he announced his choice for the big game. Not that he is from Atlanta, Georgia, or anything. He is actually from New Jersey, he said. Not that he even has an interest in sports or even football. The reason Bill Maher is cheering on the Falcons on Sunday stands as a protest against President Donald Trump.

Bill Maher slams the New England Patriots for support of Trump by key figures

In a profanity-laced five minutes at the end of his show Friday night, he blasted the New England team for its many close ties to President Trump. He said he hopes that New England loses by a wide margin and that they score no points. Among Donald Trump's fans on the team: team owner Bob Kraft, longtime head coach Bill Belichick, and star quarterback Tom Brady. "The Falcons are playing a team where the owner, the coach, and the star quarterback all love Donald Trump," Bill Maher blasted.

Team owner Bob Kraft has known Trump for 20 years and recently received a shout-out from Trump at a D.C. dinner. Coach Bill Belichick wrote a fawning note to Trump on election eve, and quarterback Tom Brady has been pals with Trump for the past 15 years.

Brady displayed the "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker starting in 2015.

Maher then went on to rant about the vitriol of Trump and noted that even athletes refuse to stay at Trump hotels, and of "people unfriending each other on Facebook."

Atlanta Falcons are more of the anti-Trump team

The owner of the Atlanta Flacons, Arthur Blank, on the other hand, is a Democrat and supported Hillary Clinton.

Arthur Blank recently decried Trump's infamous immigration order banning Muslims for seven countries from coming to American shores. A star player on the Atlanta Falcons, Mohamed Sanu, is a Muslim. Congressman John Lewis, who boycotted Trump's inauguration, represents the city of Atlanta in the House of Representatives.

In other features on "Real Time with Bill Maher," he joked about Trump trying to make Black History Month about how he is oppressed.