NFL superstar Tom Brady was spotted throwing a team tablet to the ground during Tampa Bay Buccaneers victory over New Orleans Saints Sunday.
The Buccaneers eventually after triumphed over the Saints at the Superdome with a 20-10 win but it had been a tight contest until the fourth quarter, with Tampa Bay trailing 3-0 for a while, and the tension clearly got to Brady.
The quarterback has not been able to figure out his NFC South rival since joining the Bucs in 2020 and as his struggles continued in Week 2 on Sunday he did not hide his frustrations.
It also comes amid rising speculation over the state of his marriage to Gisele Bundchen, with her looking downbeat in New York City on Thursday.
Earlier, it was reported Brady and Bundchen are ‘living separately’ and are working through martial issues, sources close to the couple told CNN.
NFL superstar Tom Brady was spotted throwing a team tablet to the ground on Sunday
It had been a tight contest until the fourth quarter and the tension clearly got to Brady
Bundchen, 42, dressed down in a baseball cap, plain white t-shirt, with a green sweater tied around her waist, blue jeans and white sneakers on Thursday
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After one of many failed Buccaneers drives, Brady spiked his tablet device on the sideline.
This was not the first time Brady had taken to chucking tablets around as he hurled one from the bench in a 9-0 loss to the Saints in December.
He later received a warning from the league for taking his frustrations out on the electronic device following the incident.
‘I can’t throw another Surface or else I get fined. Imagine that. Imagine that,’ Brady previously said on his ‘Let’s Go!’ podcast.
After one of many failed Bucs drives, the quarterback spiked his tablet device on the sideline
Tampa Bay Buccaneers eventually triumphed over the New Orleans Saints with a 20-10 win
‘I won’t throw another Surface. Although I think it was pretty good marketing for the Surface at the end of the day. I think it worked out pretty well for them.’
It remains to be seen if Brady will be hit with another warning for his tablet-throwing antics in the coming week but the league did not holding back at making his colleagues pay after Week 1.
Five NFL players were fined more than $54,000 combined for unsportsmanlike conduct in the first week of the season, including star wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Ja’Marr Chase.
While it is not clear what the NFL’s judgement will be, fans have already taken to social media to make their opinion on his actions known.
The Bucs had struggled earlier in the game and the quarterback did not hide his frustration
Many claimed the league let the star ‘get away with it’ as they compared his behavior to that of an ‘angsty 16-year-old.
One posted: ‘Tom Brady’s competitive fire** once again being showcased on full display! That’s why he’s the GOAT and has seven rings!
‘**screaming obscenities at teammates and coaches, chucking his helmet and tablet into the ground like an angsty 16-year-old amped up on Monster named Kyle.’
Another compared Brady to former President Donald Trump as they claimed the media elevated his behavior.
They wrote: ‘Idc what nobody says, @TomBrady is the #DonaldTrump of football, and the #NFL let’s him get away with it, and the media elevates his behavior while denigrating any black athlete for similar behavior! #NFLbully’
Fans claimed the league let the star ‘get away with it’ as they slammed his behavior
Others claimed that Brady’s Green Bay Packers counterpart Aaron Rodgers would face backlash for acting in the same way.
Former Packers wide receiver James Jones tweeted: ‘If @AaronRodgers12 acted like Tom Brady on the sidelines he wouldn’t be labeled a competitor.’
A fan was also quick to point out the differences as they posted: ‘Aaron Rodgers frowns:
‘Media: Aaron Rodgers is dramatic and a terrible leader.
‘Tom Brady curses out his entire team:
Media: Tom Brady is encouraging and a tremendous leader.’
Others claimed that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would face backlash
Some found the funny side to the incident as they joked Microsoft ‘might want to sit out’ Brady’s next clash with the Saints.
‘Microsoft has to be sick of Tom Brady,’ one said.
Another posted: ‘The Microsoft tablet might want to sit out the next Tom Brady plays the Saints.’
Tampa Bay will face Rodgers and the Packers next as they host Green Bay next Sunday in Week 3.
Some found the funny side to the incident as they joked Microsoft had ‘to be sick’ of the star