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Daniel Radcliffe rooting for New York Giants at Super Bowl

Daniel Radcliffe will be cheering on the New York Giants in the Super Bowl on Sunday (05Feb12) after becoming a big American football fan while living in the Big Apple.

The young star admits he has become obsessed with the sport - and even plays football video games to unwind.

He tells Nylon magazine, "When I was doing (play) Equus, I got into football. Boomer, who was one of the crew, basically christened me a Giants fan and then somebody started a fantasy league... and that was it... I f**king love it. It's a great sport.

"My girlfriend has barely spoken to me in the last 10 months... She sat with me... and watched the Cowboys-Giants game and pretended to be interested."