‘Takers’ Actor Idris Elba Tries to Spread His Love of Soccer Throughout America

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'Takers' Actor Idris Elba Tries to Spread His Love of Soccer Throughout America When he's not leaping out of helicopters for his latest movie Takers, actor Idris Elba is joining the ranks of the Boston fan base.

Though he hails from London, Elba is a big Boston sports fan, and he especially enjoys the Boston Celtics, as he is good friends with Celtics guard Ray Allen. Elba joined NESN Daily co-host Jade McCarthy earlier this week to discuss his affinity for Boston sports.

While Elba enjoys the Boston sports scene, he also thinks that Americans could should try and get into soccer, or as it's called everywhere else in the world … football. He thinks if Americans had a bit more patience for the game, they could truly appreciate it.

"I think the problem for Americans is sort of digesting it [the game]," Elba said. "They're not patient enough out here to watch the game."

Check out the segment of Elba's interview below, and look for Takers in theaters on August 27.

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