In the world of sports, most subjects surrounding football during Super Bowl week are fair game—except for bullying the children of the players.
Tom Brady cut short an interview with Boston-based sports radio show WEEI Monday morning after he found out one of the show hosts called his 5-year-old daughter a “little pissant” last Thursday.
WEEI personality Alex Reimer used the inappropriate description when he discussed Brady’s daughter, who appeared in an episode of Brady’s new documentary series, Tom vs. Time.
“Well, I think that—I’ve tried to come on this show for many years and have showed you guys a lot of respect,” Brady said. “I’ve always tried to come on and do a good job for you guys, so it’s very disappointing when you hear that, certainly. But my daughter or any child, they certainly don’t deserve that.”
Although co-host Kirk Minihane apologized to Brady on-air, Brady remained uncertain if he would return to the show in the future—which is a big problem for the station’s parent company Entercom, which just secured a multiyear partnership extension with the Patriots, according to ESPN.
“I’ll obviously evaluate whether I want to come on this show again, so I really don’t have much to say this morning,” Brady said. “So, maybe I’ll speak with you guys some other time.”
Brady then cut the interview short.
Fans on Twitter shared Brady’s outrage with Reimer and said they believe he should boycott the show.
Reimer called Brady’s 5 year old daughter “a little pissant.” Not sure what Brady needs to evaluate. I wouldn’t want to be the guy that may have lost the Tom f’n Brady weekly interview for my station. https://t.co/wxZTYiZupM— Joe Ostrowski (@JoeO670) January 29, 2018
Called her “an annoying little pissant.” She’s 5. Good for Brady for taking a stand. https://t.co/tJhlQLii2u— Melissa Jacobs (@thefootballgirl) January 29, 2018
Alex Reimer calls Tom Brady's 5 year old daughter an annoying piss ant. He needs to be excommunicated. Disgusting behavior. Shame on him. Kid insults are off limits. https://t.co/IQmqqs2Jsl— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) January 29, 2018
Imagine thinking it’s a good idea to insult Tom Brady’s 5 year old daughter, as a radio host in Boston, during Super Bowl week. Not how you keep a job https://t.co/mSW2dHjoIf— James Waller (@waller67) January 29, 2018
I don't like Tom Brady. I don't like media "attacking" his child even more. Dude was suspended? How about firing the "pissant." https://t.co/E2cP6OYxEO— Obi-Don (@Donmanski) January 29, 2018
Reimer apparently has a reputation for saying inflammatory things on the show, according to Deadspin, including calling Dancing with the Stars host Erin Andrews a “gutless bitch.”
WEEI said Reimer has been suspended indefinitely.