The #Vikings are devastated by the loss of longtime athletic trainer and team historian Fred Zamberletti.
Zamberletti was inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor in 1998.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 2, 2018
Zamberletti passed away on Sunday at the age of 86. Revered by the Vikings organization, Zamberletti was with the team since its inception, serving as head trainer from 1961 to 1998. Zamberletti then served as coordinator of medical services from 1999 to 2001 and team historian up until his death on Sunday.
Zamberletti left an indelible and unforgettable mark on the Vikings organization and tributes and memories poured in as word of his failing health came in the past few days. Among those who publicly mourned Zamberletti’s passing was Moss, whose rookie year in 1998 was Zamberletti’s last as head trainer.
A scan of the comments left on Moss’ post reveals that one left by Brady’s official Instagram account was strange, indeed, given the context.
Not now, Tom. Someone has died. (Yes, that’s Brady’s verified account with 4.3m followers.) pic.twitter.com/QyCB5Vu8h8
— Derek James (@DerekJamesNBA) September 3, 2018
“You look better in a Pats uniform. 100!” Brady’s comment read on his former New England Patriots teammate’s mournful tribute to Zamberletti.
As noted, there’s a reasonable chance it was not actually Brady himself who made comment. Still, whoever did make it, if not Brady, deservedly was called out for posting such an arguably tone-deaf remark.