It’s clear that Tom Brady has the full support of the entire Patriots organization – and that includes whoever runs the franchise’s social media accounts.
This afternoon, both the official Facebook page and the official Twitter page for the New England Patriots changed their profile pictures to feature a shot of the back of Brady’s #12 jersey.
The show of social media support echoes the comments of Patriots CEO Robert Kraft, who said Brady has his and the organization’s “unconditional support. Our belief in him has not wavered.”
“Despite our conviction that there was no tampering with footballs, it was our intention to accept any discipline levied by the league. Today’s punishment, however, far exceeded any reasonable expectation. It was based completely on circumstantial rather than hard or conclusive evidence,” said Kraft.
“We are humbled by the support the New England Patriots have received from our fans throughout the world. We recognize our fans’ concerns regarding the NFL’s penalties and share in their disappointment in how this one-sided investigation was handled, as well as the dismissal of the scientific evidence supported by the Ideal Gas Law in the final report.”
Following the publishing of the Wells Report on the tampered balls scandal known as “deflategate” the NFL suspended Brady for four games, fined the team $1 million, and stripped two draft picks.
Reports indicate that Kraft, who has been buddy buddy with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the past, is absolutely furious.