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Tom Brady bleeds in playoff loss and Twitter sharks come for him

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Tom Brady spoke too soon. Just days after bragging that referees let him off the hook with bad behavior, the seven-time Super Bowl winner was flagged Sunday for the first unsportsmanlike conduct penalty of his career. And he got a bloody lip for his trouble.

Fans on Twitter mocked him for this. And it was all the sweeter for Brady’s haters as the returning Tampa Bay Buccaneers — aided by relentless fumbling by the Los Angeles Rams — faltered in a 30-27 playoff loss.

In the first half, Brady yelled at referee Shawn Hochuli, claiming LA’s Von Miller illegally punched him and gave him a bloody lip. But it was Brady who was flagged for giving the referee the lip.

Brady was then hit with a torrent of jokes on Twitter (see them below).

A few days earlier on his podcast, Brady admitted to getting preferential treatment from officials.

“I know they probably let me get away with a lot of unsportsmanlike behavior, slapping the other team and slapping the refs when I think I’m not getting the right call,” confessed Brady. “I’m a bit of a pain in the ass, if you don’t already know that.”

Hochuli defended his appeal to Brady to reporters after the game: “He took me in the face aggressively and used abusive language. As for the striking, we didn’t think it reached the level of brutality of the setter.



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