Tom Brady was looking to get some love from an NFL official but failed in a big way. On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round of the playoffs, and Brady led the Bucs to a 30-20 victory. Late in the fourth quarter, Brady scored on a 1-yard run to put the game away. After he scored, Brady put his hand up to the referee for a high-five, but the ref wasn't about to do that.
Regardless, Brady is happy he is playing in his 14th conference championship game. "[I'm] just so proud of everyone – the whole organization," Brady told reporters on Sunday. "Our coaches have put in so much work and effort getting us to this point and preparing us every day – just done an amazing job. Guys really come together – it's a really unique team. We have great chemistry, we have fun at practice and we've worked really hard to get to this point, just like the other three teams remaining."
Brady and the Bucs will travel to Green Bay on Sunday to face the Packers in the NFC Championship. The winner will go on to play in Super Bowl LV, which will be played in Tampa. In the meantime, fans had some with Brady being burned by a referee.
Tom Brady: HIGH-FIVE!
Referee: I can't pic.twitter.com/EaODL7HDPK— Adam Bowman (@imAdamBowman) January 18, 2021
Brady really tried to high-five the ref 😂January 18, 2021
Brady will try to high-five a ref but won't shake Nick Foles' hand after a game 🤔 😂January 18, 2021
Lol Tom Brady just went for the high-five with the referee lol pic.twitter.com/EoimAgyTUP— Russell Brown (@RussNFLDraft) January 18, 2021
I’m sobbing and idk if it’s from watching drew brees walk off the field or tom Brady getting dissed by a referee— jasmine (@jas15_pan) January 18, 2021
Tom Brady really tried to high 5 the referee 😂😂😂 #TBvsNO— C.A.M. Bled$oe (@Cam_B_2Chill) January 18, 2021
LMAO Tom Brady going in to high five the referee 😂☠️ gotta give it to him he still got game. #NFL— David Gavita (@DavidGavita) January 18, 2021
TOUCHDOWN TOM BRADY ON THE SNEAK!!!
TRIED TO HI FIVE THE REFEREE AFTER
GOAT— SAVAGE BOSTON🍀 (@SavageBoston) January 18, 2021
Turned on the football game just in time to see Tom Brady try and high five a referee pic.twitter.com/cJkiqvyzW5— @eliasbada (@eliasbada) January 18, 2021
FOX just gonna gloss over Tom Brady appearing to request a high five from a referee?— Andrew Kahn (@AndrewKahn) January 18, 2021
Tom Brady offering a high 5 to the referee. He’s having fun now. #TBvsNO— Kevin Thang (@Skip2MyJays) January 18, 2021