Tyrann Mathieu deletes tweet on run-in with Tom Brady: 'He called me something I won’t repeat'

Frank Schwab
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It looked strange when Tyrann Mathieu was sticking a finger in Tom Brady’s face right after Brady threw a touchdown in Super Bowl LV, but Mathieu said he had a reason.

Without getting specific, Mathieu said on Twitter that Brady called him something, and he wouldn’t repeat what it was. Mathieu deleted the tweet soon after.

(Twitter.com screen shot)
(Twitter.com screen shot)

Mathieu and Brady had words a couple times in the first half. The second time came after Brady threw a touchdown with seconds left. Mathieu went up to Brady, stuck a finger in his face, and then Brady ran after Mathieu. Mathieu was given a 15-yard penalty while Brady was not, which stuck with Mathieu.

Mathieu tweeted, “He’s clearly chasing me but I got flagged... lol,” but deleted that one too.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) speaks to Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu during the second quarter of Super Bowl LV. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) speaks to Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu during the second quarter of Super Bowl LV. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Both players are fiery competitors, and it’s not that unusual to see two opponents have a heated back-and-forth during a game. When Mathieu talked to the media after the game, he didn’t make a big deal about it.

“It’s football,” Mathieu said during his postgame Zoom interview. “Guys are going to go back and forth.”

(Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports)
(Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports)

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