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Tom Brady drops F-Bomb on referee on live TV

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeared to drop an F-Bomb on one of the referees after a controversial non-call saw the Patriots defeated Monday night.

The Patriots star was furious after referees waved off a penalty call for pass interference in the end zone as time expired.

The Patriots, down by four points to the Carolina Panthers, were looking for the go-ahead touchdown on the final play of the game.

Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski appeared to be impeded by a Panthers defender, and the referee initially dropped his flag signalling pass interference.

That would have placed the ball on the one-yard line, and given the Pats a final chance to win the game.

But after a short conversation, the referees decided to rescind the call and with no time left on the clock, the Panthers won.

Cue Angry Brady. The three-time Super Bowl winner chased referee Clete Blakeman down towards the tunnel, and ESPN on-field audio reportedly heard him say: "That is f**king brutal."

After the game, ESPN's replay official Jerry Austin explained that the referees made the right call.

According to Austin, Gronkowski had "no chance" of catching the ball because of the location of the throw - it was intercepted by Robert Lester.

As for Brady, the Patriots QB was a little more diplomatic in the locker room.

"He didn't say anything," Brady said of his conversation with Blakeman.

"I didn't really see the play either so I don't know whether it was a good call or a bad call."

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