Tom Brady’s Wife Gisele Bundchen Goes Off on Patriots’ Receivers
It was bad enough for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady that he didn’t have his best game, his receivers dropped some passes, and his team didn’t win Super Bowl XLVI. Brady took the loss especially hard, reportedly sitting at his locker looking down with a towel over his head for several moments.
Then his wife, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, called out her husband’s receivers after the game for their dropped passes. While being led through the hallways where the suites are located to leave and go see her husband, New York Giants fans were heckling her about the game (understandable) and saying things such as, “Eli owns your husband!”
The fans eventually got to her, and that’s when she responded loudly, saying, “My husband cannot f—ing throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.” The video of this incident is here.
It’s not like anything personal or uncalled for was being directed towards her–that’s just how sports fans are, especially when your favorite team beats a quarterback with a supermodel wife that is as highly publicized as they are in the biggest game of the year.
What makes matters worse, at least for Brady, is that this outburst by Gisele won’t sit well with the other players and their wives. According to Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun Times, a veteran team staffer for the Patriots said, “Gisele may have had a point, but she should have left it to the sportswriters and other Monday morning quarterbacks. She already is not liked by many players and their wives due to her arrogant attitude. This sure won’t help improve things.”
Zwecker’s article goes on and talks about how some wives are jealous of Gisele because of her looks and multi-million dollar job as a supermodel. That is also understandable, but if the report of her being “openly snotty to several of them” then shame on her, especially when you’re the wife of the team’s quarterback, who’s the captain and face of the franchise.
If the claim that Brady wasn’t happy about her outburst is true as well, then he really needs to have a talk with his wife about the things she should say publicly, and the things she should keep private until the two of them are alone together in their $20 million mansion. I doubt Brady would want soon-to-be free agent Wes Welker, who has already tearfully blamed himself for his drop late in the game, to sign with another team because of comments Gisele made (or unless he gets a better offer somewhere).
Good teammates stick together and defend each other no matter what. The wives of those good teammates need to do the same. Keep the bashing comments to yourself or save them for a private conversation. Let us sports writers criticize Welker for his two-handed drop that would’ve surely put the Patriots in position to run down the clock and seal a Super Bowl victory.