Photographers reportedly storm out of Tom Brady event: ‘He’s not George Clooney’

A group of photographers weren't happy about Tom Brady being late to his event.
Mike Coppola

Following the New England Patriots’ 30-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Tom Brady made a pit stop in New York. Surprisingly, it wasn’t to scout the New York Jets a week early. Instead, he was reportedly the star of a TAG Heuer event to launch a $5,450 watch on Tuesday night. Sadly, it apparently didn’t go as planned.

According to Page Six, 11 photographers stormed out before Brady made an appearance. They were reportedly unhappy about being forced to wait after Brady was "an hour late." And to make matters worse, the photographers were supposedly scolded for eating hors d’oeuvres that were weren’t supposed to be offered to them. 

"They were like, ‘The food is not for you, don’t eat the food!’ " one photographer said, according to Page Six’s source. "For two hours we were forced to remain stacked on a 2-foot riser that several people fell off."

Brady apparently wasn’t a hit among these photographers, and the report says it’s mainly because he’s a "sports guy" and not an actor. Some reportedly even went as far as comparing him to Shia LeBeouf, who’s had his share of chaotic run-ins with the paparazzi.

"He’s a sports guy," a photographer said. "You think there’s people in France talking about Tom Brady? He’s not George Clooney. He doesn’t have an acting career. He’s not even Shia LaBeouf. … If you want to see him, flip to your sports section — he’s there throwing footballs."

Was Brady thrilled about being stood up by the photographers? Meh, he’s got more important things to worry about — like winning a fifth Super Bowl. 

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