Apparently, it’s against the rules to block Tom Brady from making tackles after interceptions.
During Thursday night’s Bucs-Eagles game, a referee would not allow Brady from getting blocked by an Eagles player after an interception.
Ref tells him to stop blocking Tom Brady IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAMN PLAY pic.twitter.com/YInNh6xDfU
— Pete Damilatis (@PeteDamilatis) October 15, 2021
Totally legal block off an interception and the referee was like nah don’t touch Brady. Ridiculous pic.twitter.com/BjRqSJmvfs
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) October 15, 2021
Fans were annoyed at the ref for breaking up the play.
REF BLOCKING BARNETT FROM HITTING BRADY ON THE INT RETURN IVE SEEN IT ALL
— dean 🦂 (@DeanScorpion_) October 15, 2021
The ref tried to save Brady…that lineman had every right to push and shove and try to block him 🤣🤣🤣
— True to self Mack (@TyWomack11) October 15, 2021
The fact that the ref ain’t let our guy block Brady after he threw a pick 🤔 https://t.co/e7Fmb9SNjB
— Shakes (@Bshakes24) October 15, 2021
Defensive lineman are taught to block the QB on an interception. But when it’s Tom Brady it’s called rough play and dirty as he is protected by the refs.
— Thomas Smith III (@ThomasSmithIII3) October 15, 2021