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Marco Rubio suggests Tom Brady be given a Brazil

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Ambassador Tom Brady?

If Florida Senator Marco Rubio has his way, yes.

During a confirmation hearing this week for New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to become the US ambassador to the United Kingdom, Rubio, a Dolphins fan, said football factors into his deliberation.

‘‘Support for your nomination due to your relationship with the New York Jets is painful and difficult, but I’m willing to do it for the good of the country,’’ Rubio joked, according to the AP.

But, as the saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, and Johnson and Rubio have a common enemy: Patriots QB Tom Brady. With Brady under center, the Pats have won eight straight AFC East titles.


‘‘I think you and I agree the country would be well-served if a certain Thomas Brady were nominated ambassador to Brazil,’’ Rubio told Johnson. ‘‘Perhaps that could be arranged before September of this year.’’

Why Brazil? Because it’s far away from Foxborough and Brady’s wife is Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

‘‘I don’t know why people are laughing,’’ Rubio said. ‘‘I’m very serious.’’

But Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey pointed out that Pats owner Robert Kraft is good buddies with President Trump and would never allow it.

‘‘So I don’t think there’s any chance of Tom Brady leaving the country until he’s won at least two or three more Super Bowl championships,’’ Markey said. ‘‘At that point, it’s whatever he wants.’’