Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has had a rough year from both a personal and professional perspective.
The tough times continued this weekend, when a series of photos he posted with his family came under intense scrutiny.
Specifically, Brady posted a picture with his son that seemed to really catch people’s attention.
The imagery largely speaks for itself:
Brady’s showcase of love for his kids irked some people enough that they felt the need to take to social media and address it.
The reactions varied:
That’s because a lot of dadless men are jealous out here. Sad you can’t appreciate a father being affectionate to his son. This is what some of your kids need then they wouldn’t be growing up robing and disrespecting people.
— Dom (@Underrated_Dom) December 31, 2022
If he was 5 I’d understand this just awkward though 🤣🤣
— RoiiDz (@RoiiDzz) December 31, 2022
As an active father, there is certain games we don’t play. There should be no reason his grown ass son should be sitting in between his legs and he’s kissing him on the back of his neck. As if his wife doing witchcraft before his games isn’t weird enough..
— D (@Ayy_DMiLLY) December 31, 2022
Only people that are chronically online find this weird
— 𝐚-𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐧 (@wydccalamity) December 31, 2022
Dad: stays in the family and loves their kids
You: this is weird
Dad: leaves to go get an oil change and never come back
You: make memes about it, laugh, cope
— Moe (@StolenShotz) December 31, 2022
Brady has obviously had a 2022 to forget.
Between his divorce, his wife immediately bouncing back with another man, his own teammates mocking him over his marriage woes, small children mocking him over his marriage woes and the woman who everyone assumed he was dating actually having an athlete husband – it has been one issue after another.
And that is to say nothing of his football-related problems. The Buccaneers are currently 7-8 and only in the playoffs because the NFC South is historically bad this year. Brady himself is on pace to throw half as many touchdowns this season as he did last.
An Ohio State staffer made an interesting Ryan Day confession before the Georgia game. https://t.co/fljCuKONVf
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 31, 2022
This most recent headache is the last thing Brady needed.
Hopefully at some point in the foreseeable future the GOAT’s luck turns around. Because nothing would be more hilarious than him having the worst NFL season of his life and then still winning a Super Bowl.
By any objective measure, 2022 was a year to forget for Brady. Will 2023 prove to be better? Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.