Angry NFL fans mistake ITV political editor for Tom Brady. His response is absolutely brilliant 5 years ago

Angry NFL fans mistake ITV political editor for Tom Brady. His response is absolutely brilliant

Tom BradBy, not Tom Brady.

ITV's political editor Tom Bradby has been getting a lot of attention on Twitter lately, and not just because of the recent election.

But rather, he's been inundated with tweets from people who can't spell, thinking he's New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Granted, the pair's names are separated by just one potential typo, and Bradby even has a blue tick to make him look official, but it's alarming how people didn't notice the middle-aged man in the profile photo.

Bradby's timeline has been flooded with tweets calling him everything from "a cheating scumbag" to "a certified dreamboat", and the best part about it is that he's even started playing along.

It all started nine days ago...

And despite the news of Brady's suspension now being more than a week old, Bradby is still getting flooded with messages either abusing him, or offering overwhelming support.

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Some of the tweets were pretty forthright...

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While a few of them were actually quite flattering...

Bradby decided to play along with the fun though, releasing an official statement in the hope that some less than careful new agencies reported on it.

For a comprehensive reaction to people mistakenly using the @tombradby handle on Twitter, click here. It's well worth it.