Tom Brady ripped by NFL fans over 'embarrassing' gaffe

Tom Brady had egg on his face after an undignified play against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL's trip to Germany this week. Pictures: NFL/Getty Images
Tom Brady had egg on his face after an undignified play against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL's trip to Germany this week. Pictures: NFL/Getty Images

Tom Brady overcame an ‘embarrassing’ gaffe to become the first NFL quarterback to win games in four different countries.

Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers prevailed 21-16 over the Seattle Seahawks in the first ever NFL game to be played in Germany, however, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the 45-year-old with a failed trick play midway through the third quarter leaving the veteran red-faced and looking every bit his age.

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With the Buccaneers leading 14-3 and on the attack deep inside the Seahawks’ half, Brady lined-up at wide receiver with running back Leonard Fournette at quarterback.

Brady ran a go route along the sideline, but slipped as Fournette threw the ball in his direction with the pass intercepted by Seahawks quarterback Tariq Woolen.

To make matters worse, Brady was then penalised for tripping Woolen after the play.

Unsurprisingly, NFL fans and pundits were quick to use social media to poke fun at Brady’s unflattering lack of athleticism on the play.

During his post match media conference, Brady told reporters he tried to call off the trick play just moments before the ball was snapped.

“Unfortunately that corner is a former college receiver who jumps a lot higher than me and is much more athletic than me,” Brady said.

“I was hoping to be wide open… they said ‘cover him, cover him’ when I was on the sideline and I tried to yell ‘Lenny, No!’ but it was too late.

“The ball went up in the air and I was trying to just jump up and knock it down, but I ended up just falling on my face.”

Even Brady got in on the banter after the game, tweeting from that he would’ve scored a touch down if not for the unlucky slip.

During his post match media conference, Brady told reporters he tried to call off the trick play just moments before the ball was snapped.

“Unfortunately that corner is a former college receiver who jumps a lot higher than me and is much more athletic than me,” Brady said.

“I was hoping to be wide open… they said ‘cover him, cover him’ when I was on the sideline and I tried to yell ‘Lenny, No!’ but it was too late.

“The ball went up in the air and I was trying to just jump up and knock it down, but I ended up just falling on my face.”

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Thankfully for Brady, the disastrous play didn’t prove costly for the Bucs who were able too hold onto their lead and secure a 5-point victory.

The result meant Brady added another piece of history to his illustrious NFL career, becoming the only quarterback to win games in four different countries - United States, Mexico, England and now Germany.

Brady praised the atmosphere created by the 68,911 German fans at Munich’s Allianz Arena, describing the event as one of the greatest experiences of his career.

“That was one of the great football experiences that I’ve ever had,” the seven-time Super Bowl champion said.

“It says a lot for 23 years in the league.”

“It felt very electric from the time we took the field,” Brady said. “The end of the game with them singing ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Country Roads’ — that was pretty epic.”

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