Super Bowl: Gisele blames Brady's Patriots for defeat

Feb 7, 2012

Responding to hecklers, the supermodel says her husband's team-mates were to blame for loss

SUPERMODEL Gisele Bundchen has been filmed defending her American footballer husband, Tom Brady, after he lost the Super Bowl, but has apparently offended his team-mates in the process.

Brady's New England Patriots had just been beaten by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI when his wife reacted to taunts from victorious Giants fans - and appeared to lay the blame for the defeat on her husband's colleagues. "My husband cannot fucking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time," she said.

Her foul-mouthed outburst is the second bout of celebrity bad behaviour at this year's Super Bowl. The furore over singer M.I.A's rude gesture into cameras during the halftime show is just dying down.

Time reports that Bundchen and her entourage were making their way through the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis after the game to meet Brady when she was spotted by Giants fans.

At first Bundchen smiled at jibes like "Hey Gisele, Eli rules" and "Eli owns your husband", references to Brady's opposite number, Giant's quarterback Eli Manning, who led his side to victory and was named MVP (most valuable player).

Bundchen's initial composure in the face of the heckling didn't last, however, and the New York Daily News says she eventually snapped back: "You have to catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball."

The Brazilian was then heard to say: "My husband cannot fucking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."

The Denver Post reports that the comments have not gone down well. The paper claims "multiple sources inside the Patriots organisation" say that Brady's team-mates have been left feeling betrayed by his wife's comments, which they feel "broke a code of brotherhood".

The Chicago Sun Times quotes a "veteran team staffer" at the Boston-based franchise who said: "She already is not liked by many players and their wives due to her arrogant attitude... This sure won't help improve things."

Gisele's composure had later returned and she smiled for cameras as she led a despondent Brady onto the Patriots' team bus.

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