April 3, 2020 | 5:50pm
Jets superfan Ed Anzalone, also known as Fireman Ed
Anthony J. Causi
This hail mary from New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft has earned a cheer from New York’s biggest Jets superfan.
“I don’t like his team. They’ve been beating us up for quite some time. But Kraft is just a wonderful guy, so I’m not surprised by his actions,” said Jets superfan Ed Anzalone, aka Fireman Ed.
Anzalone was giving a salute to the tractor-trailer emblazoned with the Patriots logo that arrived in New York City Friday to deliver 300,000 N95 masks, courtesy of the New England NFL team and Kraft.
“My hatred for the Patriots is real…that doesn’t change. But this is a whole different ballgame,” Anzalone said. “This is about the human race and saving as many lives as possible.”
Kraft and his family spent $2 million on a 1.7 million-mask order from China, with plans to distribute the crucial supplies to Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island as the country grapples with the worst recorded coronavirus outbreak in the world.
Kraft spoke of his personal ties to the city as a Columbia University grad and thanked Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his efforts during Thursday CNN appearance.
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“I love the city. I love the people there,” Kraft said. “I don’t think everything going on is something that any of us could imagine.”
Anzalone cheered on the Pats trailer from his Bergen County home, where he said he’s following quarantine guidelines.
“I’m just being cautious and staying home, trying to do my part,” he said.