Tom Brady has had it with these officials.
The New England Patriots quarterback was watching Thursday Night Football between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars, but Brady only made it into the second quarter of the game before he had to turn it off.
The 42-year-old sounded off on Twitter shortly after Titans defensive end Kamalei Correa was called for a roughing the passer penalty on Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew.
Brady had already been getting frustrated with the officiating before that call, too. In a tweet seven minutes earlier, he vented that there were too many penalties.
There were six total penalties in the first quarter, which included four offensive holding calls, an illegal block above the waist and an offensive pass interference.
Brady’s tweet caught the attention of many throughout the night, including the NFL Network broadcast booth of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
Buck pleaded for Brady to come back to watch the game while Aikman agreed with his fellow quarterback that the penalties were too much.
Ironically enough, Brady was recently accused of receiving overprotection from officials earlier in the week.
Miami Dolphins linebacker Raekwon McMillan told the Miami Herald that following a play in which he hit Brady legally, the referee ran in and told him to “stay off Tom.”
The league has become even more protective of its quarterbacks in recent years, including a rule that was adopted after Brady himself tore his ACL in 2008 that prohibits defensive players on the ground from lunging at the quarterback.
It will also be interesting to see if the league decides to impose any fines on Brady for his public criticism of the officials.