Yes, the Super Bowl is technically a football game that will pit the Patriots, the defending champions, against the underdog Eagles. It’s also a media spectacle, with more than 100 million people expected to tune in to watch parts of a sporting event in between funny commercials and puppies scoring touchdowns.
Enter Tom Brady.
Brady, the league’s MVP this season, is also the most recognizable personality participating in tonight’s Super Bowl (sorry, Nick Foles). So it’s no surprise Brady’s bold wardrobe choice for his arrival at U.S. Bank Stadium caused quite a social media reaction.
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The 2017 MVP has arrived in Superbowl 52. pic.twitter.com/ICiCkX2mTJ
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 4, 2018
The most notable thing about Brady’s pre-game attire? No glove, which he’d previously worn on his right hand during every previous public appearance to cover an injury he suffered prior to the AFC championship game that required almost a dozen stitches.
Regardless, folks had a lot of fun with Brady’s villainous look. Here are some of the best takes:
Brady looks like a henchman in A View To A Kill? pic.twitter.com/ekO6zQxDVy
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) February 4, 2018
brady looks like the overconfident european assassin who dies in the last twenty minutes of an action movie pic.twitter.com/dXvX47xtxS
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) February 4, 2018
Tom Brady. pic.twitter.com/dU7B5aRLka
— Tom Brady Deflates Your Team's Dreams (@dataPK) February 4, 2018
— J. Smith (@AlgonquinDude) February 4, 2018
Who wore it better? pic.twitter.com/nHhLzq7E2b
— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) February 4, 2018
— Kurt Schlosser (@kslosh) February 4, 2018
Tom Brady looks like he just dropped a sick West German techno-pop album pic.twitter.com/mkobYS0qKE
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) February 4, 2018
Tom Brady looks like he's been sent down from Alpha Beta national headquarters in Revenge of the Nerds VIII to take care of those goddamn Lambdas once and for all. #SuperBowlSunday #SuperBowlLII pic.twitter.com/anqMEO9pPJ
— Gabriel Dorosz (@GabeTown) February 4, 2018
Tom Brady, there, off to assassinate the Austrian Chancellor during a performance of Turandot at the Vienna State Opera. pic.twitter.com/5PbYMHWEbu
— Tom Reagan’s Hat (@andymannion77) February 4, 2018
Tom Brady looks like a guy that Charlize Theron brutally killed in Atomic Blonde. pic.twitter.com/tLy9sGkyzW
— The Real Suiter (@ZaQ5322) February 4, 2018
Tom Brady, for the Inspector Gadget Collection pic.twitter.com/pBleEGQf8D
— Dan Shrader (@ShraderD) February 4, 2018