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Tom Brady is a classy, classy act.
After all the Super Bowl celebrations finally died down and confetti was swept away from the Raymond James Stadium turf, the veteran quarterback took the time out of his night to send a lengthy apology text to Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu.
The duo were caught up in a rather ugly on-field altercation just before half-time and had to be broken up by their respective teammates before being handed unsportsmanlike conduct penalties by the officials.
Tom Brady told Tyrann Mathieu he was coming for him, went after him, then reminded him.
- Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) February 8, 2021
For Brady to engage in a war-of-words was very out of character, but it seemed to light a fire deep inside him that ultimately helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a resounding 31-9 victory.
Seeing their leader lock horns with the opposition's best defensive player clearly resonated with the rest of the team as they went on to thrash the bookies' favourites.
But in the wake of the NFL climax, it was revealed that Brady personally reached out to Mathieu to apologise and commend the star safety for his efforts during the game.
According to ESPN, Brady called Mathieu the "ultimate competitor" and "incredible leader, champion and class act."
And apparently he was eager to meet up with Mathieu and apologise in person too.
deleted, but the List comes for all, @Mathieu_Era.
- Siraj Hashmi in Gitmo (@SirajAHashmi) February 8, 2021
The touching gesture came just hours after Mathieu tweeted about the incident before quickly deleting his post.
He said: " He called me something I won't repeat but yeah I'll let all the media throw me under the bus as if I did something or said something to him.
"Go back to my previous games against TB12, I showed him nothing but respect. Look at my interviews about him... I show grace."
Unsurprisingly, people automatically began wondering what Brady had said to Mathieu in the heat of battle.
But judging by this latest act, it appears all is forgotten between the two greats
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