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OTRC: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen appear in Super Bowl photo

Patrick Stewart shared this 2014 Super Bowl-themed picture of himself with Ian McKellen. / The logo of Super Bowl XLVIII. (pic.twitter.com/rdtXP6IGTE / twitter.com/SirPatStew/status/429274877884121089 / NFL)

Sir Patrick Stewart and BFF Sir Ian McKellen win the Internet again.

The British "X-Men" co-stars appear pose with a neon green soccer ball in an new photo posted on Stewart's Twitter page on Friday, Jan. 31, two days before the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII championship game. The 73-year-old actor and McKellen, 74, are wearing team apparel.

"Football!" Stewart tweeted to his some 897,200 followers.

Outside of the United States (as explained eloquently by Eddie Murphy in "Coming To America") soccer is referred to as football.

The two actors have appeared in funny photos posted on Twitter before. Before Christmas, Stewart shared a picture of the two sitting on Santa's lap.)

UPDATE: The Seahawks won 43-8 and Stewart tweeted a victory photo. Check it out below.

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