Tom Brady is gone viral over some controversial comments he made on his podcast.
On Monday, Brady talked about the struggles in his personal life and compared playing in the NFL to going away on “deployment for the military.”
Tom Brady says he's finding it nearly impossible to focus on his personal life half of the year … explaining he feels like NFL seasons are similar to "going away on deployment for the military." https://t.co/3ZxZWbP2jW
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 18, 2022
“I almost look at like a football season like you’re going away on deployment for the military,” Brady said. “And it’s like, ‘Man, here I go again.'”
“The reality is,” he continued, “is you can really only be authentic to yourself. Right? Whatever you may say — ‘Ah, man, I want to, you know, make sure I spend a little more time doing this during the season,’ the reality is, is when it comes down to it, your competitiveness takes over and as much as you want to have this playful balance with the work balance — you’re going to end up doing exactly what you’ve always done, which is why you are who you are.”
Brady was blasted over his bizarre comparison.
Yeah, because playing football in Tampa is comparable to fighting in Fallujah 🙄 https://t.co/s3q4ZmdIcC
— Logan Ratick (@Logan_Ratick) October 18, 2022
Stop this nonsense. Last I checked, you get to go home after work almost every day. Family comes to the games. No one's shooting at you. Just stop.
There's a $375 million broadcasting contract waiting on you, and all you have to do is stay retired this time. Give it a shot. https://t.co/uG5dtYRwDa
— Big Foot Bailey (@KyleBaileyClub) October 18, 2022
Comparing playing a game for a living, earned millions, can go anywhere & do anything & he has the audacity to compare it to being deployed? And people wonder why I can't stand this man. https://t.co/nm16EuMqYq
— Dugout Mom Tricia (@TriciaMathison) October 18, 2022
Omg you guys I get paid millions of dollars to play football and it's so like being shot at and going to war. It's soooo awful you guys https://t.co/5ME4F2yVO9
— LA Comix King (@ResistandDesist) October 18, 2022
Lmfao dude is an absolute joke. A crybaby, a spoiled brat, a straight up pansy. And then has the audacity to compare his multi million dollar choice to what most see as the only way out of poverty. @TomBrady you should be ashamed https://t.co/mzAFdBgavF
— Jill Wiley. MLSC18. 21WSCs. 21NCAA. 21/22-SERIEA (@skwjeb2016) October 18, 2022
He did NOT bring up military deployment as an equivalent to playing football during an NFL season lolol. Veterans come back dismembered and disfigured, if they're lucky to make it back, and are never the same upon return. Brady is a weirdo for this comment. https://t.co/WmRSDgC0iN
— colts 2023 superbowl champs (@Rg2112) October 18, 2022