No, Tom Brady did not throw Odell Beckham’s cleats into the trash
Odell Beckham Jr presented Tom Brady with a very thoughtful gift after the Cleveland Browns visited the New England Patriots on Sunday, and one particular photoshop meme of the exchange had some gullible fans thinking Brady essentially spit in the star wide receiver’s face. Obviously, that did not happen.
Beckham gave Brady a pair of goat hair cleats, which was a reference to Brady being the greatest of all time. Brady said in radio interviews that he appreciated the gesture, but a hilarious photoshop from Barstool Sports depicted the six-time Super Bowl champion throwing the cleats into the garbage as he walked off the field.
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) October 29, 2019
Believe it or not, some of the responses to the video indicated people were duped. Brady, however, praised Beckham for being so thoughtful in his weekly appearance on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” Monday.
“I have them. That was pretty cool. That was very, very nice of him,” Brady said. “It’s pretty unique. I have never had anyone do that for me. It was very thoughtful. I certainly appreciate it.”
Brady also said his son is a big fan of Beckham’s, and he stuck around long after Sunday’s game ended so he could bring him to meet the receiver in person.
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) October 28, 2019
This isn’t the first time we have seen an example of the mutual respect between Brady and Beckham, so it was pretty obvious that Brady didn’t actually toss a gift from OBJ into a trash can in the middle of Gillette Stadium. Some people will believe anything they see on the internet.