Tom Brady couldn’t catch a break on Sunday, both on or off the field.
Before the Patriots quarterback even picked up a football, tweets started pouring in about the outfit he wore to the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which consisted of sunglasses, earbuds, a black turtleneck and a double-breasted trench coat.
Brady was only on camera for a few seconds too, but that was apparently long enough for his ensemble to draw comparisons to Inspector Gadget, Zoolander, a mother who just won “custody of her kids,” and even Audrey Hepburn from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Others likened his look to a supervillain or foreign assassin, though not necessarily a good one.
And dozens more — including former MSNBC personality Ronan Farrow — floated a humorous theory that Tom Brady is actually just three kids stacked atop each other, as if they were trying to sneak into an R-rated movie.
In fairness, this isn’t the first time Tom Brady has embraced this style; he’s worn trench coats to previous games, and even appeared at press conferences sporting the look. He’s won praise for a few of them, too, despite some critics.
It’s unclear if Brady will think twice about his clothing choices next season, but there’s really no reason he should start now: As another star quarterback has already proven, you can wear whichever ridiculous coat you want as long as you accessorize with a Super Bowl ring: