New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, arguably the best quarterback in the league right now, has recently been the center of media outrage after a radio host targeted his 5-year-old daughter Vivian Lake.
A few days prior to Brady’s pre-Super Bowl interview, WEEI host Alex Reimer called Brady’s daughter “an annoying little pissant” on the air. On Monday, after the star quarterback heard about Reimer's remarks, he abruptly ended his interview with the radio station.
Brady initially said he was “disappointed” and was “evaluating” whether or not he would ever come back on the show.
Despite how some people feel about Brady as a professional football player, the majority of the public agrees that children are strictly “off limits.” As a result, Reimer was suspended for the entire Super Bowl week.
After word of Reimer’s suspension went public, Brady revealed his thoughts. Although Brady is upset about the host targeting his young child, he hopes that Reimer is not fired, reported ESPN.
"We all have careers and make mistakes,” Brady said. “I'd hate for someone to have to change their life over something like that. That was certainly not what he intended."
"I just thought it was not very appropriate...Look, I think we all go through our life and sometimes we say things we shouldn't say or make mistakes, and that happens. I can express it and you move on," he added, admitting that he doesn’t think Reimer should be fired over the comments.
"I just know everybody is real protective of their kids. I never stayed away from criticism. I understand that criticism is part of sports. But I certainly don't think that my children or anybody else's children deserve to be in that,” Brady stated.
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