Aug 24, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) stands on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady might be on team “Make America Great Again,” but it also seems he’s on team Kaepernick as well.

TMZ noted the New England Patriots quarterback and (maybe not anymore) Donald Trump supporter showed his support to the former San Francisco 49ers QB’s new Nike campaign, like GQ’s post about the new ad on Instagram.

It might seem like a small deal, but for someone who’s been so public about supporting Trump to suddenly show love for Kaepernick is a huge shift. Having the GOAT quarterback supporting Kaepernick’s campaign is a tidal shift and noteworthy, even if it’s just a like.

I wouldn’t expect Brady to speak out (it’s not his style) but the fact he’s in Kaepernick’s corner represents a notable culture change for Brady. That doesn’t mean he still doesn’t root for Trump, but unlike most Trump supporters he’s apparently with Kaepernick. It’ll be interesting to see if his ‘like’ change the minds of others.


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