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Dear Tom Brady,
I think you are the #GOAT– the literal greatest of all time. At everything. Football, sports in general, even just walking and breathing. Like most of New England, I revere you. Your four (4!) Super Bowl rings and dozens of records, plus 15 years of great involvement in the community, have made you god-like. I defended you during Deflategate, the biggest ton of phooey the media ever created. I will always stand by you, Tom Terrific. Pats Nation for life.
However, you need to cut the shit about Donald Trump.
I defended you at first, and I still think that your overall intentions are good. You and Trump are friends, okay. You are both television celebrities who have brought big (huge) ratings to NBC. And Trump stood by you during the ridiculous witch hunt of the last year. But Trump’s rhetoric has gone from provocative to hateful. His policies are extreme and discriminatory. He is a fascist who wants to exclude people from America based on their religion. As a patriot and a Patriot, you need to cut ties with this hatemonger.
Enough with the non-answers, the “let’s focus on football” evasiveness. Because we all know that football is just a bullshit game. What Donald Trump is saying and doing is more important than football, and you need to reflect that truth. Unlike the score of a football game, Trump’s comments have detrimental real world effects on many Americans, especially Muslims, many of whom are Pats fans, I’m sure.
Your association with Trump adds validity to his gonzo, reactionary ideas. Every day that you don’t condemn him is a day that he is able to use your “support” to further his awful ideology.
I get it. You try to stay out of this kind of stuff. Focus on football. Do your job. But Trump has crossed a horrible line, and he brought you across that line with him. I’m not saying you need to endorse Bernie or Hillary or anybody, but the association with Trump needs to stop. You are a role model. You are a hero. You are an icon. Donald Trump is an asshole. Cut the shit, Brady. Dump Trump, and then go back to being the GOAT.
With (almost) unending adoration,