Tom Brady's dad shames him for not wearing a mask at Super Bowl, Internet says 'he thinks he's immune to rules'

Tom Brady Sr said in an interview that his son needs to be more diligent with his mask-wearing especially after how Brady Sr and his wife suffered from Covid-19


                            Tom Brady's dad shames him for not wearing a mask at Super Bowl, Internet says 'he thinks he's immune to rules'
Tom Brady walked into the stadium without a mask and was slammed by his father Tom Brady Sr (R) (Getty Images)

Tom Brady is probably feeling on top of the world after that historic seventh Super Bowl title win — his first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team he joined after he left the New England Patriots after 20 years last year — but his propensity to ignore Covid-19 protocols has invited a backlash. Brady is only the second player, after Peyton Manning, to win the Super Bowl with two different teams. Brady arrived for his 10th Super Bowl at the Raymond James Stadium, and while he looked amped up for the game ahead, many had one question — where was his mask?

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Among the many to wonder about this was Meena Harris, the niece of Vice President, Kamala Harris, who tweeted, "What’s Tom doing without a damn mask?" Another user wrote, "Tom Brady choosing to not wear a mask as he enters the Super Bowl — a stadium with 25,000 people during a pandemic where if they did a tribute and listed all the names on screen like they did for 9/11 it would talk 12 hours — is INSANE."



 



 

Tom Brady (Getty Images)

A user tweeted sarcastically, "I guess Tom Brady is soooo awesome he is immune to covid and NFL rules regarding them. He is the only only one walking into the stadium without a mask on." Another tweeted, "I am the biggest Tom Brady cookoo fan around, but he needs to wear a mask to set an example. The fully vaccinated healthcare workers that the NFL invited to the game are doing it, why can't he? It's so so easy to do."



 



 

Many found it especially jarring as Brady's parents had tested positive for the Covid-19 earlier in the Super Bowl season. One user tweeted, "Tom Brady's dad shaming him on national TV for not wearing a mask when his dad almost died of covid was pretty cool." Another wrote, "Just saw Tom Brady walk in without a mask after listening to his sweet parents tell their story about their battle with COVID, including his dad being on a vent. Go @Chiefs! #wearamask."



 



 

Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LV (Getty Images)

Brady's father, Tom Brady Sr said in an interview that aired during NFL Network's pre-gram coverage that he does tell his son to be more diligent with his mask-wearing. He told host Andrea Kramer, "You know what, he’s 43 years of age. We keep harping on it. Frankly, he thinks his body with — he probably takes 45 pills a day. So far, God willing, he’s still healthy. But the answer is yes, we do.”

Brady Sr. said in another interview that he and his wife tested positive for Covid-19 in September 2020, and were hospitalized for three weeks, saying, "When the season started this year, I was in the hospital with Covid for almost three weeks, and my wife was sick with Covid at the same time,” Brady Sr. said. “We didn’t even see the first two (Buccaneers) games of the year. It was the first two games I’ve ever missed in (Brady’s) career, because I was sick as a dog and my wife was sick as a dog.”

Brady, unlike most of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also did not wear a mask during the on-field celebration that followed the Buccaneers' victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

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