Addazio Seen In Tears After Being Confused For Man In Mr. Potato Head Costume
YAWKEY ATHLETIC CENTER — Boston College head football coach Steve Addazio was reportedly seen crying late Saturday night outside the Yawkey Athletic Center after a mistaken passerby complimented the head coach on his “spot-on Mr. Potato Head costume,” despite the fact he was not wearing one.
“I can’t believe someone thought I was wearing a Mr. Potato Head costume,” Addazio told the Classic between sobs in a voicemail left at 4:00 AM on Sunday. “I had just gotten back from our big win over Syracuse and was feeling really good about myself. Then some guy wearing a low-rate cowboy costume complimented my ‘costume’ and asked if I was also going to Mike and Graham’s Halloween party. At that point, I just lost it.”
Greg Nunes (MCAS ’21), the student who confused Addazio’s appearance with a Mr. Potato Head costume, was very apologetic upon being informed by the Classic of his mix-up, and made it clear his comment in no way had malevolent intentions.
“I really do feel bad that my confusion upset Coach Addazio so much,” Nunes said. “I was just attempting to be nice and give someone some recognition for a great costume but, I mean, between the bald, round head and the mustache…it was an honest mistake.”
It remains unclear as to whether the head coach will feel well enough to attend practice this week as the team prepares to take on Florida State.
At press time, Addazio was seen reaching out to a Playskool executive to ask whether the company had “knowingly modeled their toys after his appearance.”