Mets fans plan to send an angry message to Tom Brady on Tuesday about who the real Tom Terrific is.
In response to the Patriots quarterback applying to trademark the nickname, Mets fans are holding a protest at 5 p.m. at Sojourn restaurant on the Upper East Side.
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They, of course, believe the “Tom Terrific” moniker rightfully belongs to Mets great and three-time Cy Young Award winner Tom Seaver.
“He already won six Super Bowl rings, and he wants to literally take ‘Tom Terrific’ name away from the New York Mets, which I’m a die-hard fan of,” Sojourn owner Sammy Musovit, who is organizing the rally, told the New York Post. “I was crushed.”
Art Shamsky, Seaver’s teammate on the 1969 World Series championship Mets, will be among those in attendance, multiple reports said.
Musovit said he reached out to Seaver’s family about having someone attend, but they declined. His family announced in March the Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with dementia and was retiring from public life.
WFAN’s Boomer Esiason, whose childhood hero was Seaver, is among the Mets fans angered by Brady’s play for the “Tom Terrific” name.
“Maybe in New England they call him that, I guess,” Esiason said on Monday’s “Boomer and Gio” show. “But you know what? We’ve been calling Tom Seaver ‘Tom Terrific’ forever, for as long as I can remember, for 50 years.
“I am disgusted, and I’m really surprised, and I’m really — I don’t know, it just feels sleazy to me, you know?” he added.