Tom Brady

A local fan has been writing messages for Tom Brady on the Boston Public Garden lagoon

It's the continuation of a tradition he started a year ago.

Go Tom Public Garden Ice Message
The latest Tom Brady encouragement written by George Li in the snow on the lagoon of the Boston Public Garden. Screenshot via George Li's Instagram

While the Patriots aren’t in the Super Bowl this time, many local fans are still rooting for Tom Brady.

Following some snowfall earlier this week, 52-year-old Boston resident George Li walked onto the frozen pond in the Boston Public Garden with the initial intent of clearing snow for an outdoor skating rink.

But after discovering that it was “too slushy to move,” Li decided to continue a theme he began last year: Posting a message for Brady.

Writing “Go(aT) Tom” on the ice, Li kept up a recent tradition he started in 2020.

A year ago, with the Patriots’ season over and Brady’s future in New England in doubt (as he headed towards free agency), Li wrote “Stay Tom” on the ice. Eventually, the message even drew a response from the quarterback himself.


Stay Tom George Li Photo Boston Public Garden

George Li admiring his handiwork in Boston Public Garden in 2020.

Now with Brady playing for the Tamp Bay Buccaneers, Li has continued his support. He wrote similar encouragement a week ago, and recreated it following the latest storm.

Li, who referenced Banksy as an inspiration, has also created elaborate snow sculptures in previous years of popular fictional characters like Batman, Darth Vader, and Charlie Brown. Photos of his work can be found on his Instagram.

Super Bowl LV kicks off on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. as Brady’s Buccaneers face the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs.

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