PORTLAND (AP) — Another year, another Patriots Super Bowl appearance that Maine Gov. Paul LePage has no interest in watching.

The Republican governor of New England’s biggest state says during a WGAN-AM radio appearance on Thursday that he won’t watch the big game against the Atlanta Falcons.

LePage says he continues to have “a real hard time getting over what Bob Kraft did to the state of Connecticut.” The Patriots owner terminated a deal to move the franchise to Hartford in 1999.

The governor also says the Patriots were wrong to have selected convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez when it knew “he was a bad guy from the get go.”

LePage also bashed the Patriots before their appearance in the Super Bowl two years ago. He’s a fan of the New York Giants.

Gov. Paul LePage, a New York Giants fan, upset with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at show he treated Connecticut in 1999, will not watch the Super Bowl this weekend. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Comments are not available on this story.