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His girlfriend insulted Tom Brady during the Super Bowl, so he attacked her, cops say

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. AP

Allen Tusing is what you might call a Tom Brady superfan.

But we don’t think the New England Patriots quarterback would approve of Tusing’s behavior during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

While watching the Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles with his live-in girlfriend at their Palmetto home on the state’s West Coast, the two got into an argument after the victim made “provocative statements” about Brady, according to a report from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

In a rage, the rabid sports fan threw his plate of food to the floor and then pushed his girlfriend onto the bed, pinned her arms down and struck her on the “right side of her mouth area.”

The suspect’s son witnessed the incident and told Palmetto cops that his father had told the victim, “Hit me and I’ll hit you again.”

After the alleged attack, Tusing fled the home, the report said, but was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge upon his return around 10:30 p.m. He was released Monday after posting $500 bond; his court date is March 6.

A quick background check reveals Tusing has had brushes with the law before — the 39-year-old was arrested on DUI charges in 2001 and again in 2014.

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