Such unfortunate product placement! On Jan. 22, Tom Brady answered questions about the accusations that The Patriots used deflated footballs during the Jan. 18, game against the Colts in front of a sponsored ad for a new Gillette razor with the hashtag, #Flexball!
So funny! Patriots QB, Tom Brady, 37, addressed the accusations that during the AFC Championship game the team knowing used balls that were under inflated. While the allegations are serious, Tom was standing in front of a super ironic ad for a Gillette razor featuring the hashtag, #Flexball — and of course, Twitter quickly blew up with hilarious tweets about #DeflateGate. Click to see the best ones!
Tom Brady: Gillette Ad For #Flexball Behind QB At Deflate-Gate Press Conference
It looks like Tom and head coach, Bill Belichick will not be escaping #DeflateGate any time soon.
The pair held a live press conference on Jan. 22, to discuss the accusations that the team deflated balls before the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, which took place on Jan. 18 and secured their spot in the 2015 Superbowl.
While they both denied having any knowledge of why the balls were deflated, they were placed in front of a Gillette ad which featured the hilarious hashtag, #Flexball — which is of course trending on Twitter along with #DeflateGate.
Below are some of the funniest tweets:
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) January 22, 2015
— NDgurl01 (@NDGurl01) January 22, 2015
— C.Garz & Co. (@cgarzcigars) January 22, 2015
— Logan Crawford (@logancrawdaddy) January 22, 2015
While twitter may have erupted with hilarious tweets surrounding the unfortunate placement of the hashtag, Tom and Bill were both extremely focused on getting their point across — that they are both innocent.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Tom said, “I didn’t alter the ball in any way. I have a process that I go through where before the game I go through and pick the balls that I want to use,” he said. “When I pick those balls out, at that point, to me they’re perfect. I don’t want anyone touching the balls after that, I don’t want anyone rubbing them.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did you find the ironic hashtag funny? Which tweet was your favorite? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Caitlin Beck