Metro Detroit restaurant owner’s Facebook page restored after being shut down over Tom Brady name, photos

Restaurant owner Tom Brady says Facebook shut down his page for impersonating Super Bowl champion Tom Brady

'I've been Tom Brady longer': Metro Detroit restaurant owner's Facebook page shut down over name
'I've been Tom Brady longer': Metro Detroit restaurant owner's Facebook page shut down over name

The Facebook page of Jim Brady’s restaurant owner, Tom Brady, has been restored after he said the site shut it down for impersonating 7-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady.

The page was restored after Local 4 reported on the issue Monday, July 19.

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“The reason the profile was disabled is because Mr. Brady had NFL Quarterback Tom Brady as his profile photo and as a header image on his page. Mr. Brady was not using his actual photo,” read a statement from Facebook.

"Tom Brady" Facebook

Brady said he changed his profile to the NFL quarterback after he won the Super Bowl and forgot that he left it up.

“I’ve been Tom Brady longer than he’s been Tom Brady,” he said on Monday. “I’ve been Tom Brady for 53 years. They’ve cut me off at the knees.”

Brady said the social media website is one of his best marketing tools. He said he sent Facebook everything it asked for to verify his identity, but the site rejected the appeal.

Locations are open in Royal Oak and in Ann Arbor right now.

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Watch Local 4′s original report below.

'I've been Tom Brady longer': Metro Detroit restaurant owner's Facebook page shut down over name
'I've been Tom Brady longer': Metro Detroit restaurant owner's Facebook page shut down over name

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DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.