Pigskin great Tom Brady is taking heat over his decision to jump off a cliff with his 6-year-old daughter in Costa Rica over the weekend.
The New England Patriots quarterback — who posted video of the moment to his Instagram page — can be heard asking Vivian, his daughter with model wife Gisele Bündchen, whether she’s ready to take the leap off the small ledge into a waterfall pool below.
The child nods yes, and Brady then counts to three before jumping. But Vivian appears hesitant right before the leap, while Brady holds on tightly to her hand and takes her with him.
The pair lands safely in the water as a woman still on the cliff puts her hands over her mouth and says, “My God!”
Brady wrote next to the photo, “If Vivi is going to be an Olympic champion one day, it probably won’t be in synchronized diving. Daddy always gives her a 10 though!”
But some online commentators were less than impressed.
“Not your best play calling here,” one person wrote.
Another put it more simply, writing, “Idiot!!!!!!”
Even some of Brady’s celeb fans were a little hesitant.
“You KNOW I have complete faith in you as a man, friend, player and father – but this just gave me anxiety. Geeezus,’’ wrote muscleman actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Surfer Kelly Slater added, “That shoulder ok?” while posting a nervous emoji.
But diehard Brady fans were hearing none of it.
“I only wish my dad was around to do fun stuff like this with me. Simmer down haters… TB12 is a great dad,” one person wrote.
The star quarterback took flack, although for a different reason, when he jumped off a 41-foot cliff in Costa Rica in March 2015. At the time, Patriots fans were terrified the grid great might hurt himself.
A rep for Brady did not immediately comment.
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