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Tom Brady’s bad words draw FCC complaints

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FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 26: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts before a game against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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Tom Brady says he’ll keep using the F-word on the football field, and if people don’t like hearing it they should blame the TV networks. Some viewers have done just that.

The Federal Communications Commission has received three complaints from viewers who are angry that they were watching Patriots games on network television and heard Brady swear -- or could tell he was swearing by reading his lips.

The Smoking Gun has obtained the complaints, which came after Brady used foul language during the loss to the Packers. One parent wrote that “6 year old children know how to read lips even if there is no sound” and added that TV cameras should not “show Tom Brady screaming the F word on national TV.”

Another viewer wrote the FCC that, “My 8 year old grandson was watching the game with me and even commented that he should not have said that. . . . I understand the first time it happened that the camera man would not have expected that but to keep the camera on Tom Brady as he kept yelling was uncalled for.”

A third viewer wrote that the network “clearly knew he was saying it and so did my 10 year old son.”

Parents might not like it, but the reality is that kids hear the F-word on the playground so often that they probably don’t think twice about hearing it from Tom Brady. Still, plenty of parents don’t want to hear profanity on the TV when the kids are watching football. Perhaps Gisele Bundchen can persuade Brady that he should tone it down because his own kids might be watching.