Stephen A. Smith is arguably the most controversial sports analyst around at the moment, and he’s only exacerbated these thoughts by attacking Tom Brady for missing a party at the White House.
The ESPN commentator was hugely critical of the New England Patriots quarterback after he skipped a ceremony at the White House earlier this week.
During the recent edition of The Stephen A. Smith Show, his radio program, Smith was shocked that Brady wasn’t in attendance when the Patriots arrived in the capital on Thursday afternoon. This gathering was held to commemorate their victory at the Super Bowl in February.
Smith remarked, “Where the hell was Tom Brady? I mean, is he a Republican and don’t want anybody to know? Was he there in 2001 when George W. Bush was president? Yes. Was he there in 2003 and 2004?”
Smith continued, “When George W. Bush was president in 2001, 2003, 2004, Tom Brady was at the White House celebrating. But Barack Obama is the President of the United Staes, and Tom Brady’s got family commitments?”
Smith then controversially added, “Why do I feel like if George W. Bush or Bill Clinton or somebody was there, why do I feel like Tom Brady would have been there then?”
Many people soon took to their Twitter account to accuse Smith of implying that Brady was a racist.
Seeing @stephenasmith imply Tom Brady is a racist right now… Disgusting
— Jon (@YaboyJiggleClay) April 24, 2015
.@stephenasmith thinks Tom Brady is racist for skipping meeting Obama? John Elway did the same to Clinton. Elway hates white ppl?
— Derek Ryan (@longhornderek) April 25, 2015
Stephen A. Smith gotta shut the hell up calling Brady a racist
— Cozy Ty (@Pusha_Ty) April 25, 2015
@stephenasmith Really?! Really?!? Brady racist for not visiting The White House? So what would you say if it wasn’t Obama in office?
— Sir Mata (@Sir_Mata757) April 24, 2015
Of course, only Smith himself will know if that was his intention. However he later claimed that all he wanted to do was suggest that Tom Brady isn’t the perfect individual that the NFL world paints him as.
“I’m just simply presenting the question because I’ve got a problem with the fact that the franchise quarterback, the face of the New England Patriots, future Hall of Famer and all of this other stuff, Tom Brady can’t do anything wrong.”
According to the New England Patriots Tom Brady was unable to attend the gathering because he had a family commitment. The New England Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl after they beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.
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