Fans correlating Tom Brady loss to rumored divorce are scraping at the bottom of the barrel.
On Sunday fans took to Twitter to blast Tom Brady for the Buccaneers’ heartbreaking 20-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It’s normal (though not acceptable) for fans to bash players after a disappointing loss, but the fans have taken it to a different level lately by bringing in the rumors that he and Gisele Bundchen have hired divorce lawyers.
Many people are speculating that Brady and Bundchen’s still unconfirmed split is a result of Brady coming back to the NFL after announcing his retirement.
And the fans used it against him.
“Tom Brady left his wife and kids to lose to Trubisky,” someone wrote. Another fan said, “Tom Brady losing his wife and losing to Mitch Trubisky i the same year.” Another said, “I can’t believe Tom Brady chose losing to the Steelers over his wife.”
These kinds of tweets are not only mean but they are completely unacceptable. There’s a line and these fans have barreled right over it.
Stop bringing up Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen split
We as sports fans sometimes forget these athletes are real people, with real lives and actual feelings. None of us know what’s happening in their marriage and we really shouldn’t speculate or worse, use it against them.
In an interview with SiriusXM Brady spoke about some of the pressures of maintaining a work-home balance.
“I think there’s part of us that are held to a certain standard that we’re almost inhuman. You know, you hear this a lot from people that say, you know, ‘I’m only human.’ We are only human. We’re not inhuman. We’re not immune to a lot of the things that just life brings us. We’re not robots,” Brady said. “You wake up every day trying to do the best you can do, understanding that life has its stresses and to deal with them with a great support system and understanding and having some introspectiveness in your life where you can look at yourself and say, where do I need to commit my time and energy to?”