Tom Brady Courtroom Sketch Memes Are Taking The Internet By Storm & Probably Scaring Children For Life — UPDATE
I'm sure you've heard about the controversy surrounding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and those deflated balls. The NFL quarterback has been accused of knowing balls were under-inflated for a game, thus "Deflategate" was born and Brady was ordered a four-game suspension by the NFL, which he appealed. On July 29, Brady released a statement via his Facebook. "I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me," he wrote. "I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either." On Wednesday, Brady, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and lawyers convened in New York to come to a conclusion about whether the 38-year-old will serve a four-game suspension, but something else from the case has really caught fans' eyes: Tom Brady's courtroom sketch.
(Update: The artist responsible for the sketch is now apologizing. Artist Jane Rosenberg told The New York Times, "I’m getting bad criticism that I made him look like Lurch [from The Addams Family]. And obviously I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is.")
As goes with most court cases, cameras are not allowed to record all the happenings, so an artist is responsible for capturing the moments through the skill of drawing. Well, these sketches of Brady are receiving a lot of attention. Many have taken to social media to express themselves with jokes about the sketch of Brady that doesn't look at all like him. Some are even saying he looks like a monster. It's quite amusing.
People are sharing some pretty hilarious reactions on Twitter to the... artwork. Would Brady find the picture funny himself? It's hard to say, but I have a feeling he won't be framing this court sketch anytime soon.
Here is the newly famous sketch:
Now for the reactions:
What do you think? Is Brady looking extra deflated? Or just tired?