Apparently a come-back burn on social media doesn’t have to be accurate to be popular.
Exhibit A is Tom Brady responding to former Indianapolis Coach turned analyst for NBC, Tony Dungy, with a photo of a Colts banner saying “2014 AFC Finalist”. This, after Dungy placed Brady 6th on his list of toughest quarterback’s he’s ever faced.
Dungy stopped coaching the Colts in 2008. But Internet went nuts anyways…
Tom Brady is frigging SAVAGE. pic.twitter.com/zzjQquYCaA
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) December 22, 2020
— Kenny Holmes (@KHOLMESlive) December 22, 2020
— Steve Perrault (@Steve_Perrault) December 22, 2020
Not everyone went completely ga-ga over the tweet. Some were smart enough to make the connection.
True but Tony wasn’t coach in 14
— anthony (@ChampyT63) December 22, 2020
Would’ve been better if Dungy was the coach in ‘14 🤷🏼♂️
— Nick 🇨🇦 (@ml66sc87) December 23, 2020
Dungy wasn’t even the coach of that team but ok……
— Mike (@m_parham15) December 22, 2020
Dungy wasn't even coaching then
— Jaret Morlan (@MorlanJaret) December 23, 2020
Dungy wasn’t even the coach in 2014
— Garrett Reilly (@reillygarrett2) December 23, 2020
It’s not a huge deal, and I was actually on Brady’s side during his epic duels with Peyton Manning.
But the fact that so many people aren’t remembering the inaccuracy of the clap back and the fact that it’s still trending is cause for some concern.