While he was under siege on the Gillette Stadium turf Saturday night, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also took some shots on social media.
First, after Brady lobbied unsuccessfully for a roughing the passer penalty after being taken down by Houston’s Jadeveon Clowney, former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis weighed in.
“It’s called football Brady,” Lewis tweeted.
Then, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas added his thoughts on Brady while the game continued.
“Tom Brady has the easiest route... put his ass in our division and see what he does!!! #salty!!” Thomas tweeted.
Meanwhile at the game, fans disagreed with Lewis and Thomas. They chanted “MVP” as Brady and the Patriots mopped up a victory over the Texans that sent New England to its sixth straight AFC Championship Game.
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