A Florida woman is demanding that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady owes her and her family an apology after he tossed the Lombardi trophy to his teammates last week while celebrating his Super Bowl victory.
Lorraine Grohs is the daughter of Greg Grohs, “the master silversmith at Tiffany and Company from 1967 to 1994, who crafted the very first Vince Lombardi Trophy,” Fox 4 News reported. Grohs claims that she could not sleep for at least a couple of nights over the incident.
“I have a big history of this trophy being made by my father and it’s such an honor and I know all the craftsmen that made it when my dad was there also at Tiffany’s and it takes a lot of hard work,” Grohs said. “I’ve seen this trophy being made at the factory at Tiffany’s and it’s a beautiful trophy. My father had to chisel the seams, he had to chisel the seams by hand. There is a newspaper article that shows him working on that trophy. The ball is hand-formed and the base is as well.”
“And it takes a lot of work, a lot of hard work, a lot of hours go into it,” Grohs continued. “It just really upset me that this trophy was disgraced and disrespected by being throw as if it was a real football. I didn’t sleep for the past two nights because of this, I was that upset because I know the passion that goes into this trophy and how my dad and all his fellow silversmiths are so proud to make this. I personally would like an apology not just to me and my family and the other silversmiths, but to the fans.”
Lorraine Grohs says that Tom Brady's trophy toss is insulting to her family's legacy and would like an apology.
— Kyle Burger (@kyle_burger) February 13, 2021
Grohs was met with widespread backlash online over her calls for an apology from Brady, with many referring to her with the pejorative “Karen.”
Washington Examiner editor Grant Addison wrote on Twitter: “Queen Karen has logged on to make something not about her about her.”
Australian political commentator Rita Panahi wrote, “Not about you, Karen. Calm down.”
“There are a lot of Karens. This is the biggest Karen there will ever be — ever,” Radio host Colin Dunlap tweeted. “This video feels like a Saturday Night Live skit.”
Reporter Caleb Bond added, “Stand down, we have found the Karen of all Karens.”
With his Super Bowl victory earlier this month, Brady, 43, now has “more Super Bowl titles than every NFL franchise,” NBC Sports noted.
Left-wing political commentators lashed out at Brady during the Super Bowl after he was seen entering the stadium not wearing a mask and did not wear a mask during the post-game celebrations. The online outrage comes despite the fact that Brady is widely regarded as a player who takes his health very seriously, adhering to a rigorous diet and exercise regimen throughout the year to stay in top shape.
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