The commentator and former player of football Tony Romo is “in the eye of the hurricane” after making some comments “in jest” related to the model Gisele Bündchen, wife of player Tom Brady.
The events took place during the game played by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, October 24. It all happened when they were trying to track Brady’s 600th touchdown ball, which had gone far, almost to the stands where the spectators were.
The touchdown is one of the three forms of scoring in American football. This awards up to 6 points to the team that does it. That day, Brady became the first marshal field in the history of the NFL in throwing 600 touchdowns in his career, as explained by the specialized media ‘The Shadow League’.
By mistake, the ball ended up in the hands of a fan wearing Mike Evans’ jersey number 13 who, ignoring the importance of the ball, gave it to the fan, according to the ‘New York Post’.
During the negotiations they entered into at the time to get the ball back, Since it was practically a ‘trophy’ for Brady, commentator Tony Romo came in and pretended to narrate the moment.
He, unfortunately, wanted recreate the conversation between the momentary keeper of the ball and the stadium staff.
Romo ‘imitated’ the fan, trying to ‘negotiate’ while the cameras captured the moment.
“A date with Gisele. A date with Gisele and I’m in”, He said referring to the supermodel who is a partner of the historical player. According to Romo’s pantomime, the fan would ask Brady’s wife as a ‘trade’ to return the ball.
Then he began to imitate the representative of the ‘Bucs’ who negotiated, answering himself: “Okay, Tom will (allow Gisele and fan quote). Once you got it”.
Because of that comment, which was made by Romo as a joke, network users were they outraged and criticized him.
One of the users stated: “The comment about a ‘date with Gisele’ was totally offensive and inappropriate. Romo insulted Tom, his wife and women in general with his comment. Romo has to go and the other guy who laughed at the comment was so wrong”.
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Netizens viewed the comment referring to exchanging the ball for a date with Brady’s wife, one of the highest paid models in the world, as inappropriate.
“Stop being misogynistic. Would you say that if instead of Gisele I was your wife in return, I would appreciate it?”Another user tweeted.
It is worth saying that the commentator also received some messages of support from those who claimed that it was just a “harmless joke.”
“Tony Romo scoffed at her comment about Gisele … I’m a woman and that was a compliment, not derogatory. Get over things people”Wrote a user on Twitter.
The one who ultimately did not come out badly spared the incident was the fan, as he received in exchange for the ball a shirt and helmet signed by Brady, another shirt signed by Evans, a coupon of a thousand dollars in the team store and double passes for this and the following season, according to the ‘New York Post’.
So far neither Tom Brady nor Gisele Bündchen have commented on the controversy unleashed by Romo.
As they have told, the couple met through some mutual friends in 2006. They married in 2009 and have two children, Benjamin Rein and Vivian Lake.
Brady is still in soccer and she is on the catwalks.
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