“Laser focus!” is one of Tom Brady’s go-to phrases to fire up his teammates. One fan of the Kansas City Chiefs took it a bit too seriously, though, during his club’s AFC Championship Game appearance against Brady and the New England Patriots: he tried to distract the quarterback by shining a green laser pointer in his face — a stupid and potentially dangerous attempt at impacting the game. And as we now know also a costly one.
According to TMZ, Chiefs fan Dwyan Morgan was sentenced to pay a $500 fine after pleading guilty to ‘disturbing the peace.’ The 64-year-old, who has been banned by the Chiefs from Arrowhead Stadium for life since he was identified, was originally facing up to one year in jail plus a $1,000 fine but the judge reportedly decided to limit the sentence after Morgan plead guilty. He paid the fine and the matter is now considered closed.
While the laser pointing has a lasting effect on Morgan, it did not have any noticeable impact on the game between New England and Kansas City: Brady, who just like the game officials and personnel on either sideline appeared to not have noticed the green light during the fourth quarter, led his team to a 37-31 victory in overtime — leading three touchdown drives after the incident.
What’s the lesson that comes from this? Don’t try to distract Tom Brady, you can’t stop the inevitable from happening anyway.