Some people want John Cusack to Say Anything. Others might think he’s Better Off Dead. But over the weekend, the Hollywood actor turned activist put his Identity on the line to support a Chicago sports team.

Cusack, an avowed Chicago Cubs fan, was spotted at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday where the Chicago White Sox were looking to get a win against the Houston Astros in the ALDS. Unfortunately, the person who spotted Cusack, who was decked out in White Sox black and white, was a Chicago-based Barstool employee, who decided it was an opportune time to confront the actor about his divided loyalties.

Cusack defended himself, saying that he grew up supporting both teams and citing the fact that he’s literally played a member of the Chicago White Sox in “Eight Men Out.”

“You can’t tell me where I can go. I can like whoever I want,” noted Cusack, who pretty much comes away winning the awkward encounter, made all the more confusing by the fact that it was then posted by Barstool.

The whole drama is awkward and unwarranted, but it did spark a conversation on social media about whether or not someone who is an out-and-out Cubs fan can show up to support the White Sox in full team gear.

Cusack also got in on the action on Twitter afterward to defend his appreciation of the White Sox and clap back at the antagonizer.

Cusack has even spoken about the fact that he roots for both teams before, like in this interview from six years ago.

The debate over whether or not you’re allowed to root for the “other” team in your town rages on, but in the meantime, John Cusack appears to have proven his bona fides for dual Chicago baseball fandom.

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to