Tom Brady may be a quarterback, but when it comes to his children, he will happily and ferociously play defense.
The New England Patriots star, 40, cut his weekly interview on the Kirk & Callahan Show short on Monday explaining that the radio host’s negative comments about his 5-year-old daughter, Vivian, were unacceptable.
Host Alex Reimer called Vivian an “annoying little pissant” on a different show when discussing Brady’s Tom vs. Time documentary.
“You know, I tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect,” Brady said. “I’ve always tried to come on and do a good job for you guys. It’s very disappointing when you hear [the comments about my daughter], certainly. My daughter, or any child, certainly does not deserve that.”
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“I’ll obviously evaluate whether or not I want to come on this show again. I really don’t have much to say this morning. Maybe I’ll speak with you guys some other time.”
Kirk Minihane, one of the co-hosts on the show, said on-air that Reimer had been suspended after his comments.
“There’s certain things that you understand as an athlete — you’re going to be criticized for what for what you do, on and off the field, as an individual — but for a kid to be criticized is unbelievably stupid,” Minihane told Brady. “There’s no defense for it.”
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Brady is focused on winning Super Bowl LII on Sunday when the New England Patriots compete against the Philadelphia Eagles.
He also shares 8-year-old son Benjamin with wife Gisele Bündchen. He is also father to 10-year-old John Edward Thomas from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan.
Brady is already a five-time Super Bowl champion.