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TV station employee behind Tom Brady ‘Known Cheater’ chyron fired

An employee of a television station in Pittsburgh behind a Tom Brady “Known Cheater” chyron has lost his job over the on-air troll job.

KDKA, Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate, announced in a statement that the staffer in question was fired over the Brady slight, a potshot presumably in reference to his role in the Deflategate saga years ago.

“While fans are entitled to have personal opinions, we have a journalistic responsibility to provide unbiased reporting,” KDKA announced. “The graphic that appeared Monday violated our news standards. The individual who created the graphic no longer works for KDKA-TV.”

As noted in KDKA’s statement, the incident in question occurred during a Monday news broadcast. The image of the chyron not surprisingly took social media by storm.

The Brady-Cheater narrative recently reemerged thanks to a story that caught fire about a 10-year-old elementary school student in Kentucky who won a science fair after forwarding the hypothesis that the Patriots signal-caller committed a scientifically provable malfeasance with Deflategate.

For what it’s worth, young Ace Davis, after rigorous examination, concluded that Brady is in fact a cheater. The kid clearly must be among all the Patriots haters out there.