BOSTON (CBS) — One of the funnier stories to spread rapidly on social media during the Patriots’ game on Sunday came when Mark Wahlberg, a special guest sitting in Robert Kraft’s booth, failed to recognize the owner’s request for a high five following a touchdown.
The camera cut away just as Wahlberg noticed Kraft’s slap on the back, so it’s very likely that the movie star obliged Kraft and slapped five shortly thereafter. Nevertheless, the footage was rather hilarious, so it was shared and shared and shared.
Though quarterback Tom Brady couldn’t have seen the video live as it happened (he was, after all, the one who threw the touchdown), he apparently caught wind of High Five-Gate and used his Facebook page to send a message to Wahlberg.
“Not cool, Mark!” Brady wrote on his Facebook page, tagging Wahlberg. “Mr. Kraft, I know how you feel.”
Brady, who was famously left hanging in his own high-five requests on the sideline last year, included an edited image of himself raising his right hand high in order to slap five with his boss.
And just because it’s one of the funnier videos on the whole Internet, here’s a PSA from last winter showing how tough things were for Mr. Brady:
Brady knows Wahlberg well, as the quarterback has guest starred on the HBO show “Entourage,” for which Wahlberg is the executive producer. The two exchanged a handshake — not a high five — prior to Sunday’s game.
Tuesday’s post marks the second time in as many weeks that Brady has put his Facebook page to good use. Last week, he posted his resume from college, saying, “Really thought I was going to need this after the 5th round.”
Let this new post serve as a reminder: If you see Tom Brady or Robert Kraft out in public, be sure to give them a high five if they request one. They’ve been through a lot.
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