British TV reporter gets skewered on Twitter about Deflategate

Tuesday May 19th, 2015

It shouldn't come as a surprise that the people who want to attack a guy on the internet for messing with the air pressure of some footballs can't spell very well.

That's how an innocent British television pundit ended up being subjected to a deluge of messages from angry football fans.

Ever since Tom Brady was suspended four games by the NFL for his role in the "Deflategate" controversy, ITV News political reporter Tom Bradby has seen his Twitter mentions skyrocket. 

Bradby is not a professional quarterback who may or may not have incentivized low-level Patriots employees to let air out of balls. He's a Brit in his late 40's who's spent more than two decades in television.

• SI's complete coverage of Deflategate

Tell that to the people who yell at him on Twitter. 

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