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A Load Of Americans Are Abusing A British Journalist Because They Think He’s A NFL Footballer

Tom Bradby is a highly respected political journalist for ITV. So he can't do anything about your NFL team, America. (NSFW language.)

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First things first – the guy on the left is Tom Brady, an American footballer whose team just won the Super Bowl. The one on the right is Tom Bradby, ITV's political editor.

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A lot of NFL fans struggle to tell the difference, and spent Super Bowl evening hurling abuse at the British journalist.

Twitter

The abuse covered the full gamut of the swearing spectrum.

@tombradby You're fucking ass with out that interception you guys are shit go deflate more balls faggot.

. . .@vG_Jj7Follow

@tombradby You're fucking ass with out that interception you guys are shit go deflate more balls faggot.

3:10 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@tombradby Your A Fucking Stupid QB Retire Fucking Cunt Your Too Old To Play Football Faggot!

Gytronic@GytronicFollow

@tombradby Your A Fucking Stupid QB Retire Fucking Cunt Your Too Old To Play Football Faggot!

3:08 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were quite a lot of personal comments.

How in the hell does @tombradby deserve #SuperBowIXLIX MVP with two interceptions?! AND HES UGLY AF

Amanda Meinhardt@AGMeinhardtFollow

How in the hell does @tombradby deserve #SuperBowIXLIX MVP with two interceptions?! AND HES UGLY AF

3:43 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many people pestered the British journalist for a new car.

Twitter

And there were some tweets that were...probably a bit different to Tom Bradby's usual chatter about Westminster politics.

That said, some people can't help but express their adoration for ITV's political frontman.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MOST HANDSOME & TALENTED QUARTER BACK IN NFL HISTORY @tombradby , YOUR'E MY HERO ❤️

Aidan Blake@AyeBlayBlayFollow

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MOST HANDSOME & TALENTED QUARTER BACK IN NFL HISTORY @tombradby , YOUR'E MY HERO

3:09 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even if you're rooting for the wrong team today, we can all agree that @tombradby is the most beautiful player on the field today

Jenna Sukernek@jennalikesstuffFollow

Even if you're rooting for the wrong team today, we can all agree that @tombradby is the most beautiful player on the field today

10:48 PM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fellow political journalists began to join in.

great night for you last night @tombradby , another win

Robin Brant@robindbrantFollow

great night for you last night @tombradby , another win

6:06 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tens of thousands of tweets later, Bradby has taken to Twitter to thank his adoring fans.

Apparently, the consensus is I played really well last night. Thanks to my fans for all their tweets.

tom bradby@tombradbyFollow

Apparently, the consensus is I played really well last night. Thanks to my fans for all their tweets.

10:11 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

He's been reduced to asking Brady's wife, the model Gisele Bündchen, to get the NFL player on Twitter.

But, in the nicest possible way @giseleofficial, is there any chance you can lure your husband onto Twitter so he can cop the abuse himself!

tom bradby@tombradbyFollow

But, in the nicest possible way @giseleofficial, is there any chance you can lure your husband onto Twitter so he can cop the abuse himself!

10:12 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And for the record, I have never deflated any balls.

tom bradby@tombradbyFollow

And for the record, I have never deflated any balls.

10:15 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

But there is the possibility of a career change.

It occurs to me I could have an entirely parallel life dealing with Tom Brady's fans on Twitter.

tom bradby@tombradbyFollow

It occurs to me I could have an entirely parallel life dealing with Tom Brady's fans on Twitter.

10:37 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Alternatively, I could come to an agreement; I'll deal with his abuse if he deals with mine.

tom bradby@tombradbyFollow

Alternatively, I could come to an agreement; I'll deal with his abuse if he deals with mine.

10:39 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Because right now, this is what he's having to do.

Go right ahead @MaddiganMatthew you are making my day.

tom bradby@tombradbyFollow

Go right ahead @MaddiganMatthew you are making my day.

10:44 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

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