Twitter loses it over questionable roughing call on Tom Brady


It's good to be the GOAT.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady knows that, but he was reminded of it yet again on Sunday.

With Tampa Bay leading the Atlanta Falcons by six late in the fourth quarter, Brady and the Bucs were gifted 15 yards on a... questionable... roughing the passer penalty. Take a look:

At the time of the penalty, it was third-and-5 with just over three minutes to play. The 10-yard sack would've given the Falcons the ball with a chance to win the game, but Grady Jarrett's tackle was apparently too rough.

After the penalty, Brady iced the game by running out the clock. He completed a nine-yard pass to Mike Evans just before the two-minute warning, which allowed Tampa Bay to kneel down and end the contest.

Whenever Brady is involved in a controversial play, social media always takes the time to voice its displease. Sunday was no different, with most of Twitter acknowledging that the referees made a game-changing error in favor of the seven-time Super Bowl champion.

Even Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson poked fun at the call by changing his Twitter avi to a picture of the ref.

Brady, of course, played it cool after the game when asked about the play. He offered a simple response:

Referee Jerome Boger stuck by the call in the postgame too, saying that Jarrett "unnecessarily" threw Brady to the ground.

The Bucs are now 3-2 on the season, leading the NFC South with an upcoming date against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6.

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