Patriots quarterback Tom Brady greets referee John Parry prior to Super Bowl LIII against Los Angeles Rams Feb. 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Tom Brady fist-bumps Super Bowl ref and the Internet claims game is fixed

New England quarterback Tom Brady walked onto the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Los Angles Rams and greeted a lot of people.

Among those was game referee John Parry and the Internet exploded with a familiar conspiracy: the fix is in, the Patriots will win Super Bowl 53.

Parry began his NFL officiating career in the 2000 season as a side judge. He became a referee in 2007.

Since 2007, he has officiated in seven games featuring the Rams, all won by L.A. — including the Rams’ Wild Card win over Dallas.

The Patriots are 9-5 in 14 games with Parry as the head official, that includes a 17-10 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 15 this season. Parry was the referee in one other New England Super Bowl, their 2012 loss to the New York Giants. 

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