Tom Brady: Tyrann Mathieu makes serious claim about Bucs QB in since-deleted tweet
New England Patriots fans know how fiery and competitive Tom Brady is, but many might venture to say they saw a side of him during Super Bowl LV that hadn’t been unleashed under Bill Belichick.
Brady, who captured his seventh championship on Sunday night, was seen jawing at Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu multiple times during the first half. And it looked quite serious. If we’re being honest, a lot of Brady’s fury that Patriots fans have been accustomed to came on the sidelines or was directed at referees. Have we ever seen him get in a defender’s face like this?
Trash-talking is nothing new, especially for a guy of Brady’s caliber, but maybe this was the whole “being yourself” thing Rob Gronkowski was talking about in regard to the Buccaneers culture? Nonetheless, Mathieu made a serious claim about Brady after the game in a since-deleted tweet.
Why is this a “serious” claim? Because we hear players calling each other obscenities all the time, whether it’s something the mics on live television accidentally pick up or what these guys say in postgame interviews or on social media. Why is Mathieu revealing he was called “something” if it wasn’t beyond the norm of heated trash talk? That said, perhaps he realized that tweeting that would create more of a controversy than anything, which is why it was deleted.
Unless Brady hurled a racial slur at Mathieu, this is nothing but tattletaling. What do you think Bucs defenders were saying to Patrick Mahomes after planting him into the grass? Why does anyone need to be given hints about what was said? Either tell everyone what Brady said, or don’t say anything at all. Don’t let people make assumptions based on your vague and open-for-interpretation recalling of events.
Mathieu indicated he was taken aback by Brady’s behavior, but offered no insight in the postgame beyond, “Listen, Tom Brady’s a great quarterback. I never really saw that side of Tom Brady, to be honest. But whatever. No comment. It’s over with. I’m done with it.”
The only takeaway to be had? Brady is living rent-free in Mathieu’s head.
“You know how many Super Bowls I have, Tom?! THIS many. Don’t be a bully!”
Unless Mathieu does have a legitimate reason to reveal what Brady said to him (and he should if he does), it just feels as if the Chiefs safety is really upset about getting absolutely destroyed by one of the game’s greats on the biggest stage of them all.