Sylvester Stallone is ready for an Eagles victory at Super Bowl LII

The Eagles have plenty of celebrity support in their corner for Super Bowl LII and now they have the blessing of Rocky Balboa himself. Underdogs have to support each other, after all.

Sylvester Stallone this week issued a message of support for the Birds, posted alongside an image of Philly’s famed Rocky statue dressed in Eagles garb. Stallone wrote that though  he has “tremendous respect for Tom Brady and the Patriots,” he’s picking the Eagles as this year’s Super Bowl winners.

Now here is a statue that REALLY knows how to dress like a WINNER!!!!! I have tremendous respect for Tom Brady and the Patriots, but “… It’s about how much you can TAKE and keep moving forward! That’s how WINNIN’ is done!!!!” EAGLES BY KNOCKOUT!!! @Phillymayor @Phillycityrep #Flyeaglesfly

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“It’s about how much you can TAKE and keep moving forward! That’s how WINNIN’ is done!!!!” Stallone wrote, referencing Rocky’s speech from 2006’s Rocky Balboa.

Sly had posted a video message for the Birds ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship, saying “the Birds are going to fly triumphant over Philly tonight.” In the video, he wore an Eagles jersey with “Stallone” on the back, and paid homage to Timmy Brown, a former Eagle who left the NFL in the 1970s to pursue an acting career.

“Keep punching, Philly,” Stallone said.

Stallone’s support for the team follows two sexual misconduct allegations made last month that he has denied. One woman accused him of forcing her into a threesome with his bodyguard in 1986 when she was 16 — an accusation Stallone’s representatives have denied. Another woman  said  Stallone sexually assaulted her during a meeting at his office in 1990.

“That never happened,” Stallone told RadarOnline last month. “It’s one thing to go after me. But they really attack the innocent — the people that are going along with their lives, their reputations are sullied by this.”

Super Bowl LII will air Feb. 4 on NBC, with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Doylestown native Pink will sing the national anthem, and Philly’s Leslie Odom Jr. will perform “America the Beautiful.”