Monday’s Mashup: Zdeno Chara pays tribute to Tom Brady in Instagram post

Lucy Burdge
March 23, 2020 - 7:55 am
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-- Zdeno Chara paid tribute to “sports legend” Tom Brady in an Instagram post this weekend after Brady announced on Friday he is joining the Buccaneers. 

The Bruins defenseman posted a picture of himself with Brady, along with a heartfelt caption.

It’s with sadness and joy I find myself reflecting on the news of my friend and sports legend @TomBrady moving on from the @Patriots. For New England and it’s fan base, Tom’s departure is a major loss to the role he plays in leading the incredible Patriots. His 20 years have brought us all some of the most memorable moments in sports history. His departure leaves us with mixed feelings. We feel a loss but we also hope that he continues to have an outstanding career. Thank you Tom for the best 20 years of New England sports memories. Your leadership, athletic achievements and your contributions to Boston will forever be remembered by many generations. I wish you all the best. We will be watching and cheering you on!

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“It’s with sadness and joy I find myself reflecting on the news of my friend and sports legend @TomBrady moving on from the @Patriots,” Chara’s caption reads. “For New England and it’s fan base, Tom’s departure is a major loss to the role he plays in leading the incredible Patriots. His 20 years have brought us all some of the most memorable moments in sports history. His departure leaves us with mixed feelings. We feel a loss but we also hope that he continues to have an outstanding career. Thank you Tom for the best 20 years of New England sports memories. Your leadership, athletic achievements and your contributions to Boston will forever be remembered by many generations. I wish you all the best. We will be watching and cheering you on!”

-- Tom Brady jersey sales continue to soar following his move from the Patriots to the Buccaneers. 

Fanatics announced in a news release Brady jersey sales are up 900 percent since his signing with Tampa Bay. 

Brady did not only have the best-selling jersey but the top three products of any kind were also Brady jerseys.

AND the Buccaneers are the highest-selling team on Fanatics. The Patriots are No. 2. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "To the Buccaneers fans and Tampa Bay community -- take care of him. You got a great one." -- Robert Kraft and the Patriots, in a full page ad in the Tampa Bay Times thanking Tom Brady
 

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