Two Stadium Security Guards Fired After Taking Pictures With Tom Brady
So you’re at work as a security guard and the New Patriots just beat the home team. You see the star quarterback for the other team, you snap a picture, post it online and then you get FIRED.
According to KHOU 11 News in Houston, security guards Joel Williams and Christopher Moore took pictures with the three-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady after New England’s 34-31 win. Williams said that “immediately” after posing with Brady, a supervisor tracked him down and fired both of them.
“I wasn’t threatening anybody. The sideline experience was over the game was over. I was just really congratulating the winning team. There have been times before when I’ve taken pictures with other people that weren’t Tom Brady, or winners, somebody who just defeated the Texans, it was perfectly okay,” Williams told WHDH-TV 7News in Boston.
Contemporary Services Corporation, the company the runs the security at Reliant Stadium, released a statement saying employees aren’t allowed to take pictures with players.
“It is strictly against CSC policy for its employees to request photos or autographs from players. CSC stands by its decision to terminate the two employees who violated this policy,” the statement said, per KHOU 11.
How crazy!?!?!? I do understand the firing, but really. How many of us have been at work and taken a picture or gotten an autgraph of a celebrity or athlete while on the clock.