Tom Brady has had beef all year long with the NFL, commissioner Roger Goodell, The Indianapolis Colts and more but now he has started something with Coca-Cola. During a recent interview, Brady called the soda “poison” in relationship to kids drinking it. Surprisingly enough the company had a response for Brady.


Brady disagreed with many things Americans eat and drink in reply to a news story about his trainer, Alex Guerrero, where they attempted to discredit Guerrero and Brady defended him.

“That’s not the way our food system in America is set up,” Brady said of his own approach. “It’s very different. They have a food pyramid. And I disagree with that. I disagree with a lot of things that people tell you to do. You’ll probably go out and drink Coca-Cola and think, ‘Oh yeah, that’s no problem.’ Why? Because they pay lots of money for advertisements [so you] think that you should drink Coca-Cola for a living. No, I totally disagree with that. And when people do that, I think that’s quackery. And the fact that they can sell that to kids? I mean, that’s poison for kids. But they keep doing it. And obviously you guys may not have a comment on that, because maybe that’s what your belief system is. So you do whatever you want, you live the life you want.”

Coca-Cola’s response, per Fox Business: “All of our beverages are safe and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced lifestyle. … We offer more than 200 low‐ and no‐calorie beverages in the U.S. and Canada and a wide variety of smaller portion sizes of our regular drinks. As a responsible beverage company and marketer, we prominently provide calorie and sugar information for our beverages so people can choose what makes sense for them and their families.”

It’s pretty funny to me that the company felt they needed to respond but in the age where people are “trying” to eat and drink healthier maybe they felt the need to have a comeback to defend their product. For the record, Coca-Cola really is gross though. Now Pepsi on the other hand, that’s the winner!