Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump may have scored an unofficial endorsement from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Barstool Sports writer John Feitelberg tweeted a picture of what appears to be Brady’s locker. Inside it is a red baseball cap with the GOP frontrunner’s campaign slogan.
The picture was accompanied by the caption,”Tom wants to make American great again.”
Trump has repeatedly appeared in public wearing a similar hat since announcing his presidential bid in June.
Tom wants to make America great again. pic.twitter.com/gkUsB4OXe6
— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) September 5, 2015
After a federal judge overturned the NFL’s four-game suspension of Brady this week, Trump publicly came out in support of Brady, tweeting: “Congratulations to Tom Brady on yet another great victory- Tom is my friend and a total winner!”
Congratulations to Tom Brady on yet another great victory- Tom is my friend and a total winner!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2015
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman said on Thursday that the NFL’s penalty against Brady did not have significant legal standing.
Brady has insisted he is innocent of a conspiracy to deflate footballs during the AFC Championship Game last season.
But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Thursday that the league is appealing the ruling “in order to uphold the collectively-bargained responsibility to protect the integrity of the game.”
Brady is set for a season-opening matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Foxborough this Thursday.