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Tom Brady Criticized the Refs on Twitter During Thursday Night Football Then Tells Media He Didn't

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 15: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls out signals in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Like most of us watching the Tennessee Titans against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was fed up with the officiating, as 15 penalties were called in the first half, many of which seemed to be a bit over the top.

Despite Brady unleashing several tweets calling out the refs in that game, the Pats QB has now since denied he was ever being critical of the refs and called himself "very pro-ref."

REALLY? Let's look at Exhibit A.

Hard to come back from that. Exhibit B was even more scathing, as, according to Brady, the refs were so bad that he couldn't even watch a game that he didn't have a rooting interest in.

The refs will protect you no matter what, Tom. They even told Dolphins linebacker Raekwon McMillan to "stay off Tom." They're going to keep protecting you with some gracious calls, so don't feel obligated to not call them out.

If officiating is bad, they need to be held accountable. What better way than to have maybe the most visible player in the league rip them for all to see?

Also, just don't lie. The evidence is in front of our faces.