Tom Brady angrily shuts interview down after host makes vulgar comment about his five-year-old daughter
No matter how contentious you find someone, there are a few topics that are off-limits. You should generally refrain from talking ill of their partner, family and friends - and maybe hold off on saying how irritating and yappy you find their Yorkshire Terrier. Yes, while we all, from time to time, feel the urge to really speak our mind about particular people, in some scenarios it's best to take the high-road. And WEEI's radio show host, Alex Reimer, was most definitely not the bigger person when he inexplicably made disparaging remarks about Tom Brady's five-year-old daughter.
The professional American footballer was forced to shut down an interview after Reimer made rude remarks about his five-year-old daughter, Vivian Lake Brady. The WEEI host decided to call the Patriots quarterback's child "an annoying little pissant" while discussing Brady's six-part documentary, Tom vs Time.
Understandably, the 40-year-old was less than pleased with the host's comments. Not only is it never okay to make such comments about someone's child whilst interviewing them, but calling someone "annoying" and a "pissant" isn't exactly the type of jargon one should use when discussing anyone under the ages of adolescence. And Brady pointed this out before cutting the interview short. "I've tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect," Brady said on the air.
He continued, "I've always tried and come on and do a good job for you guys. It's very disappointing when you hear [the comments about Vivian Brady], certainly. My daughter, or any child, certainly [doesn't] deserve that."
The quarterback also added that he was unsure whether he'd continue to make appearances on the show. "I really don't have much to say this morning. Maybe I'll speak with you guys some other time," he said, before ending the interview. Fellow host Kirk Minihane has since confirmed that Reimer has been suspended for Super Bowl week.
However, Brady has made it clear that he does not want Reimer to be fired for his remarks. Asked on Super Bowl LII Opening Night why he's chosen to be so forgiving, Brady said: "We all have careers and make mistakes. I'd hate for someone to have to change their life over something like that. That was certainly not what he intended."
Although the New England Patriots quarterback did admit that he was "hurt" by the interchange, he continued, "I just thought it was not very appropriate. ... Look, I think we all go through our life and sometimes we say things we shouldn't say or make mistakes, and that happens. I can express it and you move on."
Well, kudos to you Tom.