Some critics believe quarterback Tom Brady gets preferential treatment from referees. So, the sight of the New England Patriots star getting friendly with an official before Sunday’s NFL home playoff game against the San Diego Chargers prompted them to blow the whistle on Twitter.
Brady was captured on the broadcast feed hugging referee Ron Torbert after a bro-style handshake that became an embrace with Brady patting him on the back.
The five-time Super Bowl champ Brady and his team annihilated the Chargers, 41-28, to advance to the AFC Championship against Kansas City. We’ll see if there’s any hugging before that one.
What’s up with the familiar pregame hug between Tom Brady and head referee Ron Torbert??
— Lori (@Lori34017235) January 13, 2019
The refs don’t even hide their favoritism anymore! ??
— WrestleTalk (@SOMCRoW33) January 13, 2019