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Roger Federer: Tennis star compared to New England Patriots ace Tom Brady by Piers Morgan | Tennis | Sport

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Brady made the headlines over the weekend with the New England Patriots star reacting badly to their Super Bowl 52 defeat to Philadelphia Eagles.

The 40-year-old was seen snubbing a handshake offer from Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and seemed devastated to miss out on the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

And Morgan has blasted the player for his lack of class, comparing him to Federer who he say sets the precedent for sportsmanship.

“Could you imagine Jack Nicklaus or Roger Federer not shaking hands with a victorious opponent?” he said on Twitter

“Good sportsmanship makes a TRULY great sportsman, Mr Brady.”

One of Federer’s biggest acts of sportsmanship came back in 2009 at the Australian Open.

Rafael Nadal had just won an epic five-setter just months after pipping the Swiss star to the Wimbledon title.

And a tearful Roger Federer put his emotions aside to praise the Spaniard and congratulate him.

Morgan, meanwhile, had nothing but strong words for Brady in his Daily Mail column.

“You might think the natural thing for Brady to do at the end would have been to seek out Foles, shake his hand, and congratulate him,” he said. 

“Not least, so the cameras could capture his good sportsmanship for posterity.

“What better way to help lift that cloud than to be seen congratulating the young quarterback who’d just run him ragged?

“But no. Brady was far too p*ssed off and wallowing in his own dejection to do something so selfless.

“You know what sucks even more than losing, Tom?

“It’s losing in a manner so shockingly graceless that the whole of America watches and thinks ‘LOSER!’ – and not just because your team didn’t win.”

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