Tom Brady reportedly got in touch with Tyrann Mathieu to apologise for “losing his composure” during Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl win over Kansas City on Sunday night.
The Buccaneers superstar claimed his seventh Super Bowl title and fifth MVP award in Florida, helping Bruce Arians’ side cruise to a comprehensive 31-9 victory at the Raymond James Stadium.
Yet while Brady extending his remarkable record in the competition was undoubtedly the biggest story of the night, he also appeared to lose his cool when clashing with Chiefs safety Mathieu.
The legendary quarterback could be seen rowing with his rival on a number of occasions during the match, something he later apologised for.
According to ESPN, Brady sent Mathieu a text after his latest Super Bowl triumph to apologise for “losing his composure in the moment of the game”.
A source also insists that his actions were “in no way a reflection on his feelings toward Mathieu, whom (Brady) spoke of highly throughout the week leading up to the game”.
Mathieu was left unhappy with Brady’s antics on the night, writing in a since-deleted tweet after the game: “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.”
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The 28-year-old also said in his post-match interview: “Listen, Tom Brady’s a great quarterback. I never really saw that side of Tom Brady, to be honest. But whatever, no comment. It’s over with. I’m done with it.”
Mathieu and Brady were at loggerheads throughout the first half, before tensions quickly escalated when the former saw an interception ruled out by a penalty call.
That penalty call eventually led to a Tampy Bay touchdown, and on a later touchdown drive Mathieu was called for pass interference in the end zone.
He was then seen pointing his finger in Brady’s faces the PAT units entered the field, before the pair were separated by their team-mates.
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