NFL former superstar Tom Brady recently made a splash in Birmingham as he attended his first game as co-owner of Birmingham City Football Club. Throughout his visit, he was spotted mingling with fans, embracing the local culture, and even treating everyone at a pub to a round of drinks. Beyond the football connection, Brady’s journey across the Atlantic seemed to be about forging a genuine connection with the people of Birmingham.
During his time in the city, Brady conducted several interviews, where he expressed his deep affection and vision for Birmingham City FC. He also made sure to interact with the locals by making a casual visit to ‘The Roost,’ a popular pub in Birmingham, just before his team’s season opener against Leeds United. In a true down-to-earth fashion, the NFL legend blended in with the crowd, taking selfies and engaging in conversations.
Inside the pub, fans eagerly captured the moment on their mobile phones as Brady charmed them with his easygoing demeanor. Amid the vibrant blue-clad supporters, Brady remained cool and collected, enjoying the lively atmosphere that Birmingham had to offer.
However, Brady’s charm extended beyond friendly conversations. In a surprising gesture, the former New England Patriots star decided to foot the bill for everyone’s drinks. According to BirminghamLive, Brady spent around $191 to ensure that no glass was left empty in the pub.
Tom has been very friendly and down-to-Earth
Even the pub owner, Antoin McGroarty, was left astounded by Brady’s generosity. He shared that Brady’s visit was a complete surprise, and he couldn’t believe that one of the biggest sports stars in the world had chosen their small pub. McGroarty praised Brady and his companion, Tom Wagner, for their humility and friendliness. They interacted with everyone, took selfies, and even bought drinks for the entire pub.
Reflecting on the extraordinary moment, McGroarty said, “It don’t come much bigger than Tom Brady.”
Brady’s visit was a heartwarming celebration of his connection with the people of Birmingham and his role as a BCFC co-owner. As he embarks on the post-retirement phase of his life, Brady’s star power continues to shine brightly, transcending sports and leaving a positive impact on fans from all walks of life.