Posted on February 8, 2021

Verified Hate: Tom Brady Edition

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, February 8, 2021

Like many white Americans, I’ve stopped paying attention to professional sports. Last night’s Super Bowl reportedly began with the “Black National Anthem.”

However, leftists were still not happy. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, formerly of the New England Patriots, led his team to victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s a friend of Donald Trump and married to a blue-eyed German-Brazilian supermodel.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

February 21, 2019 – Los Angeles, California – Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. (Credit Image: © Faye Sadou / AdMedia via ZUMA Wire)

A few days ago, the Huffington Post smeared Mr. Brady.

SportingNews published a long article entirely about the “uncomfortable” friendship between the two. Mr. Brady has never attacked Donald Trump, and many people can’t forgive him for this.

University of Rhode Island professor Kyle Kusz’s 2019 book, The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport has a chapter called “Making American White Men Great Again: Tom Brady, Donald Trump, and the Allure of White Male Omnipotence in Post-Obama America.”

Just before the game, USA Today published a column that said “Tom Brady has gotten an undeserved pass for his past support of Donald Trump.”

Tom Brady was happy to talk politics until he wasn’t.

The Make America Great Again hat in his locker, the flippant endorsement of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. Only when those ties became inconvenient did Brady decide he wanted to “stick to sports,” and that he preferred to be a beacon of positivity rather than delve into society’s thorny ills.

How mighty white of him.

Brady’s ability to enter and exit the debate at his choosing, to shield himself from accountability, is the height of white privilege. As this country grapples with the far reaches of systemic racism, look no further than Brady, for whom the expectations, and allowances granted, will always be different.

What punishment does Tom Brady deserve for being Donald Trump’s friend?

It doesn’t take much to be a fascist these days:

It doesn’t take much to be a “white nationalist” either:

A lot of people were upset that the NFL hasn’t apologized to Colin Kaepernick, who is no longer in the league. The difference between Mr. Brady and Mr. Kaepernick is that the latter is not a particularly good quarterback. No one would know about him were it not for his pro-BLM activism. If having a passionate political following should be enough to keep a player in the league, why hasn’t any NFL team hired Tim Tebow?

Nike still sponsors Colin Kaepernick even though he’s not in the league. I’m sure he’s doing fine. Nike does not sponsor Tom Brady. Mr. Brady appeared to cover the Nike logo on his shirt during the postgame celebrations. Competitor UnderArmor sponsors Mr. Brady.

More hate:

Former professional player and TV host Shannon Sharpe:

Countless people complained that Tom Brady winning during Black History Month — especially against a black opposing quarterback — was racist. Here’s a similar view.

A former candidate for the Manhattan DA:

Don’t do it “goobie.” You still have the Biden/Harris Regime.

Author Chris Kluwe:

Tom Brady’s “maskless” walk inspired another genre of Brady-hate.

Finally, from the director of an organization dedicated to “restorative justice”:

I doubt it. He’ll probably go down as the greatest NFL quarterback — and perhaps player — of all time.