Journalist Tom Bradby receives hate tweets meant for Tom Brady

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Journalist Tom Bradby Receives Hate Tweets Meant for Tom Brady

Tom Brady had a pretty incredible night at the Super Bowl -- but unfortunately, Tom Bradby cannot say the same.

Unlike Tom Brady, Tom Bradby is not a Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the New England Patriots. In fact, he's not a famous athlete at all -- he's ITV's political editor in England.

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It occurs to me I could have an entirely parallel life dealing with Tom Brady's fans on Twitter.
Apparently, the consensus is I played really well last night. Thanks to my fans for all their tweets.
But, in the nicest possible way @giseleofficial, is there any chance you can lure your husband onto Twitter so he can cop the abuse himself!
Alternatively, I could come to an agreement; I'll deal with his abuse if he deals with mine.
And for the record, I have never deflated any balls.
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Still, Twitter users can't seem to tell the difference between the British journalist who is on Twitter and the famous football player who does not have an account.

It's amazing how much fire you can get in 140 characters. Poor Bradby is getting messages ranging from "I hate you" to other notes that we could definitely not write here. He's also getting his fair share of kind comments about his (read: Tom Brady's) looks.

The amazing thing about this ridiculous situation is that people are still making the same mistake even though the story has now been widely reported. Either way, Tom Bradby is being a good sport about it, and he has even responded to some of the mean things coming his way (which is probably not the best idea if he wants to get Internet trolls to leave him alone).

He even tweeted at Brady's wife Gisele Bündchen to see if there were any way the real TB would join Twitter to take the abuse for himself.

Let's play: Can you tell who is Tom Brady and who is Tom Bradby?
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This is Tom Brady.
This is Tom Bradby.
Brady ...
Bradby ...
OK, you get the picture.
Tom Bradby, political editor for ITV News, arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London. (AP Photo/Jasper Juinen, Pool)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up his Pete Rozelle Trophy during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz. The Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Brady was named the game’s most valuable player. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Sentebale founding patron Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso and Tom Bradby attend the Sentebale Summer Party at the Dorchester Hotel on May 7, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) responds to questions during a news interview after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Patriots won the game 28-24. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tom Bradby poses at Shadowdance Premiere at Cineworld Haymarket on Monday August 13, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady answers questions during a news conference Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady answers questions during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 as he addresses the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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