Before hopping on the team bus to travel to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady called into the Boston-based radio station, WEEI, like he does every week during the season.
However, as Dearly previously reported, this time Brady admitted he didn’t have much to say after learning one of WEEI’s employees called his five-year-old daughter Vivian “an annoying little pissant.”Tom Brady/Instagram
He told the hosts of “Kirk & Callahan”:
“I’ve tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect. I’ve always tried to come on and do a good job for you guys. It’s very disappointing when you hear that, certainly. My daughter, or any child, they certainly don’t deserve that. I really don’t have much to say about it this morning.”
He added that he was evaluating whether he should do the show again. As a result of the incident, Alex Reimer, the man who made disparaging remarks about the quarterback’s daughter was put on an “indefinite suspension.” Rumors regarding Reimer being fired ran rampant.
After arriving in Minneapolis, Brady sat down for more interviews. When he learned that Reimer may be fired for his actions, an ESPN reporter tweeted that the father of three said this:
“We all have careers and make mistakes. I’d hate for someone to have to change their life over something like that. That was certainly not what he intended.”
Brady would like Reimer to learn from his mistakes rather than have it ruin his livelihood:
Tom Brady took the high road after a radio host made a hurtful comment about his daughter. pic.twitter.com/uRONSymCN2
— ESPN (@espn) January 30, 2018
People on Twitter applauded the protective father for being so understanding, despite what the host said about his daughter:
How the hell can you ever dislike this man?!
— B. Waite (@tracysson) January 30, 2018
@AlexReimer1 doesn’t deserve Tom Brady.
— Redskins Bartender (@timkelly2136) January 30, 2018
How can people hate this man ? HE’S SO NICE
— kristi ? (@keccard210) January 30, 2018
Good lord…it’s impossible to hate Tom Brady…
— Tom (@Soxbaseball24) January 30, 2018
— Sean P. Moynihan (@SeanPMoynihan) January 30, 2018
Better man than most. Good on him.
— Augustus Greene (@ExaltedOne7) January 30, 2018
Classy response. Sounds like the guy made a mistake in trying to be entertaining. Brady made the right choice as a father.
— KillerWitmyDarling (@kwdarling) January 30, 2018
Man, that high road is paved and smooth!
— Shane Finch (@FinchHawkeye) January 30, 2018
Tom Brady, a class act who loves his children.