Wanda Sykes on Super Bowl: 'I'm Gay...Not Rooting for San Francisco Is Like Booing Africa'

February 2nd, 2013 10:49 AM

Comedienne Wanda Sykes is having a problem deciding which football team to support on Super Bowl Sunday.

She told NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno Friday that despite growing up in Maryland, "I'm gay...Me not rooting for San Francisco is like booing Africa" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

“I know you’re a huge sports fan. Super bowl this weekend. Who are you rooting for?” Leno asked.

“I grew up in Maryland,” answered Sykes. “So I have allegiance to Maryland and to Baltimore. Great city.”

“But, you know,” she added, “I also have allegiance to San Francisco because I'm gay.”

“That’s gay mecca,” Sykes continued. “Me not rooting for San Francisco is like booing Africa. So, I’m torn. I’m torn.”