The daughter of Greg Grohs, the master silversmith who crafted the Vince Lombardi Trophy, is very unhappy about Tom Brady throwing the trophy at the Super Bowl celebration.
Greg Grohs was the man behind the Vince Lombardi Trophy's creation, and his daughter has spoken up against the disrespect that Tom Brady showed at the Super Bowl celebration boat parade.
After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady was able to hold up the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the seventh time, but his treatment of the trophy has caused some unhappiness.
om Brady celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 | Getty Images
CATCH AND THROW
The Buccaneers quarterback is very well known for his good catch and throw of the football, but practicing his Super Bowl trophy skills has caused some uproar from those recognizing the trophy's value.
Brady's video throwing the Lombardi Trophy at the Super Bowl celebrations was seen by a Fort Myers native Lorraine Grohs, who is the daughter of the silversmith who made the trophy. She went public with her unhappiness, saying:
"It just upset me that this trophy was disgraced and disrespected by being thrown as if it was a real football."
NOT MUCH OF A FAN
Lorraine's father worked at Tiffany and Company from 1967 to 1994 and was responsible for crafting the first Lombardi Trophy. The silversmith's daughter shared about the time, effort, and skill needed to make such a trophy by hand.
Despite his irresponsible handling of the Lombardi Trophy, Brady's achievements are unparalleled.
The Lombardi Trophy forms part of the Grohs family legacy, and Brady's unnecessary treatment of the handcrafted trophy did not go down well. Although Lorraine is not a football fan, she watched to see the award come out, a goosebump moment.
CATCH OF HIS LIFE
Lorraine has requested an apology from Brady for his behavior. The throw is captured on video showing the quarterback standing on one boat, hurling the silver trophy over to his teammate Cameron Brate.
Luckily Brate caught the silver football; otherwise, it would now be lying at the bottom of the Hillsborough River. With thousands of people celebrating alongside the Buccanneers, it would have been a disappointing drop. Brate elaborated, saying:
"That was the best catch of my life. Unbelievable. If I had dropped that? I think I would've had to retire."
PROTESTS ALL ROUND
The silversmith's daughter is not the only one protesting the throw. The video's audio also gives away Brady's daughter Vivi shouting at her dad to not chuck the trophy over to the next boat.
Despite his irresponsible handling of the Lombardi Trophy, Brady's achievements are unparalleled. Having superseded any other quarterback's achievements with his seventh Super Bowl title, he remains unrivaled.
At 43-years-old, it seems that the star quarterback is going to continue on his winning streak. Having left his team, the New England Patriots, after twenty years Brady has cemented his legacy with the Buccaneers this season.
Raymond James Stadium saw Brady win his fifth Most Valuable Player title and lead the Buccaneers to their second Super Bowl win in their 45 years. Clearly, the quarterback enjoys making a statement.