After becoming a minority owner of the entire EFL Championship, the former quarterback wanted to be present at the team’s first home game and took the opportunity to meet several fans in the previous one.
In recent weeks, Birmingham City has made headlines after it was announced that NFL legend Tom Brady was joining the club’s shareholding. The former Patriots and Buccaneers quarterback enters the club as a minority shareholder and chairman of the club’s advisory board.
Tom Brady was present throughout the weekend in Birmingham, where he was greeted by a crowd of people shouting “USA, USA”. The former quarterback took advantage of his presence in the city to meet with fans of his new team in a pub in the city, where he could enjoy the atmosphere and where he took hundreds of photos with those present.
Some fans of the EFL Championship team hallucinated that a person of Brady’s renown was with them in a pub. The reception to Brady was multitudinous by a fan who has welcomed with open arms the arrival of the NFL star to his club.
Of course, Brady attended St Andrews Stadium to witness Birmingham City’s win over Leeds United on Sunday afternoon. Lukas Jutkiewicz’s 90th-minute goal gave Brady and the Bluenose fans their first home cheer of the season.
After the game, Brady addressed the media and commented on his impressions after his first experience in Birmingham. “The players deserve all the credit,” he explained. “It’s fun to see them celebrate and be in the locker room. There’s a lot of sacrifice behind every win and it’s nice to see.”
Regarding his role at the club as chairman of the advisory board and minority owner, Brady commented that “what I do is play a small role within everything that this means for the fans, the city and the club.” “It’s been great to be a part of all this today. My first time at St Andrews, enjoy the atmosphere and the public. We love the sport for a reason.” And asked if he considers himself a Birmingham City fan anymore, he was direct: “I’m definitely a bluenose now.”