Ashton Eaton responds to criticism for wearing Canada hat

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Women's Heptathlon High Jump - Groups - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 12/08/2016. USA decathlete Ashton Eaton watches his wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN) of Canada compete. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. (REUTERS)

It's no secret who is Canadian heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton's No. 1 fan: her husband, Ashton Eaton.

Eaton was at Olympic Stadium on Friday as the heptathlon got underway cheering on his wife while wearing a red Canada hat, even though he competes for the United States in the decathlon and is the gold medal favourite at Rio 2016.

However, his choice of apparel led some on social media to question his patriotism, which caused Eaton to respond in kind:

The Olympic super couple, one of many at the Rio Games,  met while attending the University of Oregon and are not shy in their support for each other. Don't be surprised to see Brianne return the favour next week during the decathlon events.

The Eatons' accomplishments and relationship is one of the great stories from these Games. Love, not hate, people.

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