PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 23: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 23, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

“If he were black, we would be going off about it,” Stephen A. Smith said on “First Take.”

According to Smith on “First Take” Monday: “The fact is, Tom Brady –– he’s had outbursts on the sidelines before. It is absolutely, positively no big deal to me. In the heat of action, when you’re on the sideline and you’re going off, I understand that comes with it. In no way am I trying to excoriate Tom Brady. What I am attacking is the inconsistency of ‘Joe’ or ‘Suzie Public’ out there who would be quick to denigrate a black athlete if he was on the sideline acting that way. He would be cited for insubordination; he would be perceived as being completely out of control –– temper tantrums. ‘Maybe he has some anger management issues and needs to take a course’ or something along those lines. But when Tom Brady does it, well ‘that’s Tom Brady.’”



Here’s the footage from yesterday’s game that shows Brady and offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels going at it: