Birmingham City co-owner Tom Brady has confirmed he will still be calling football soccer.
The seven time Super Bowl winning quarterback was in attendance at St Andrew's to watch the Blues claim a late 1-0 win over Leeds United. Heading into the final throes of the action, Whites winger Dan James bundled over Birmingham's Ethan Laird, which saw the Blues handed a penalty.
Striker Lukas Jutkiewicz duly stepped up to convert from the spot, handing John Eustace's side all three points at St Andrew's in what was Brady's first taste of Championship football in person since the announcement he would be joining Birmingham's ownership group.
However, while Brady himself has admitted he has a lot to learn about "British football", the legendary NFL star has re-affirmed he will be sticking to calling the sport as soccer. On ITV following Birmingham's win, presenter Hugh Woozencroft asked Brady alongside chairman Tom Wagner: "What made you want to invest in Birmingham City?"
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He then added: "Are you a fan of what we call 'real football' here?" That then prompted Brady to quickly respond, joking: "Wait a minute, what are you talking about?
"There's pretty good football in America too and I think for me, I'm a fan of sports. I've been playing sports since I was a kid. Been a big fan of your version of football for a long period of time too.
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"It's a global sport, I've enjoyed following it over a long period of time, I've had family involved in it over a long period of time so when Tom [Wagner] presented me with the opportunity it was a no brainer for me."
And the 46-year-old certainly enjoyed his first taste of St Andrew's too, having been spotted earlier on in the day speaking to Birmingham fans in the pub.
"It was a great day, obviously winning the game but seeing the experience of the fans and to turnout for this home game and see all the different renovations that Tom [Wagner] and the team that he's put together has done has been very exciting," added Brady.
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"So things have happened kind of fast and furious but it's been a great experience today and hopefully it's the start of a very long-term meaningful impact to this community and sports fans around the world."
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