Internet tackles unflattering Tom Brady courtroom sketch
NEW YORK — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and assorted lawyers convened in a New York courtroom Wednesday to hash out whether Brady will have to serve a four-game suspension after he was accused of orchestrating the deflation of game balls, aka “Deflategate.”
While some football fans are watching intently to see whether their fantasy QB will have to sit out a crucial part of the season, others are simply marveling at the unique artwork coming out of the hearing in the form of courtroom sketches of Brady.
Hand-drawn portraits released from the hearing portray Brady looking pensive and, some say, not like himself.
Quickly proliferating memes are likening the sketch version of Brady to “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Lord of the Rings” character Gollum.
Implying that the artistic rendering of Brady looks unwell, another meme Photoshops him into Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video as a dancing zombie.
Brady also got the “E.T.” treatment.
And some others…
Jody Genessy sums it up well: “Thanks to Tom Brady, we’ve discovered the Van Gogh of courtroom sketch artists.”
Later Wednesday, the artist who sketched Brady apologized, according to NFL Network.