You know those moments at work when everything goes wrong and you just want to throw your computer out the window? It happens to everyone — even one of the greatest athletes in history. the american football player Tom Brady took out the frustration on the tablet Microsoft Surface used by the technical committee.
The scene took place on Sunday night (18), during the match between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. After a missed pass, Brady, who plays for the Buccaneers, threw his helmet and a coaching staff Surface onto the turf.
It wasn’t the first time the quarterback had broken a tablet because he was angry about what was happening in the game. In December 2021, also in a game against the Saints, Brady threw a Surface against the bench.
At the time, he received a warning from the NFL, the American football league, saying he would be fined if he repeated the scene. Brady promised not to do it again, but it took less than a year for another tablet to pay off.
This time, the athlete has already come forward and published a video on the subject. “Sorry for breaking that tablet. I think I’m going to become a meme on Twitter, or something,” he joked.
Tom Brady is one of the greatest players in American football history. He was a seven-time Super Bowl champion and three times the league’s best player. In Brazil, Brady is also known for being the husband of model Gisele Bündchen, and has already shown that he finds fun in the joke.
Brady wasn’t the only one
Other notable names in the NFL have had their run-ins with Microsoft’s Surface tablet.
In 2015, quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw the device on the floor after reviewing one of his shots during the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Carolina Panthers.
It’s not just players who lose patience. In 2016, Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, also directed his anger at a poor Surface. Coincidentally, who was also in the Patriots that year was Tom Brady.
The technician, however, had a more troubled relationship with the tablet than just that episode.
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Weeks after breaking braces, Belichick criticized the Surface for being unstable and unreliable, saying he would go back to using paper to print photos of plays and give instructions to the team.
Microsoft and the NFL have had an agreement since 2014 for the use of Surface tablets. They are owned by the league—teams receive equipment hours before the game.
What was supposed to be positive marketing for the brand ended up backfiring at times. In some games, narrators called the product an “iPad-like tool”.
With information: Cnet, The Verge.