Matthew McConaughey is watching Olympic swimming like you, except he’s in Rio

If you, unlike “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones, have not been invited to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio thanks to your fire takes on Twitter, fear not. Austin has sent its very spirit to South America to watch Michael Phelps scowl and win.

That’s right, right, right. Matthew McConaughey to the rescue.

U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

According to USA Today, the “Free State of Jones” star is attending the games in person, and photographers snapped some shots of the actor taking in the Olympic swimming events. Since we know McConaughey is proud to be from Texas, keep an eye out to see if he shows up to root for Lone Star gymnast Simone Biles. And of course, there are plenty of Longhorns to hobnob with in Rio right now, too.

Because we have access to photo wire services and you don’t, we’ve collected some choice McConaughey pictures to get you in the Team U.S.A. spirit. Enjoy.

U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: U.S. actor Matthew McConaughey attends swimming finals on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadiumon August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Oh, and what’s this? McConaughey owns a stars-and-stripes-patterned “hook ‘Em” T-shirt? And he brought it to the Olympics? God bless America.

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