Just when you thought Super Bowl LIII was boring, Tom Brady’s perceived political messaging has to go and whip the internet into a firestorm.
Sometime during the third quarter of the most boring Super Bowl on record, Tom Brady called a “Reagan” play, which presumably indicated his players would be running to the right.
“Of course Reagan means run to the RIGHT”
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) February 4, 2019
Tony Romo was the first to pick it up, first asking if Brady was saying Reagan, then discerning its meaning.
But Twitter was not about to let Tom Brady reference a Republican president and get away with it. Not in the Super Bowl. Not in 2019.
Dozens of blue check marks sounded off, both in favor and against, Brady’s apparent political statement.
Tom Brady calling out “Reagan” as a play name is so politically fraught.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) February 4, 2019
Tom Brady just yelled “REAGAN!” To call an audible. I assume that’s where the tight end goes in motion and “Trickles down” the side line
Thanks everybody you’ve been a great crowd
— Corey Ryan Forrester (@CoreyRForrester) February 4, 2019
And they obviously jumped to A LOT of conclusions about it.
I love it. Tom Brady shouted Reagan Reagan and then they ran to the right. I officially love Tom Brady and the Patriots are officially the team of the Republican Party. @GOP.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) February 4, 2019
I feel like Tom Brady shouts about Reagan off the field too.
— Aaron Nemo (@aaronnemo) February 4, 2019
Crap, man, Brady just audibled to “Reagan” in the #SuperBowl so Woke Twitter gonna hate them even more.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) February 4, 2019
Brady used “Reagan” as an audible and I thought they were going to try to drug all the black players
— Zito (@_Zeets) February 4, 2019
Tom Brady: “Reagan! Reagan!”
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) February 4, 2019
We’ll let Tom Brady answer for that one if he decides to visit the White House later this year.