The Boston Herald has confirmed that the NFL has opened an investigation to find out who was shining a laser pointer at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC championship game versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
A video has surfaced of a green laser pointer appearing on and around Brady’s helmet in the midst of the game Sunday night.
Our photographer, Turner Twyman, caught someone pointing what appears to be a laser pointer in Tom Brady's face last night. Play between the "muff" that wasn't and Sorensen int. @NFL, @Patriots and @Chiefs all told me they weren't aware of the incident. pic.twitter.com/ejWBQ6i64C
— William Joy (@WilliamKMBC) January 21, 2019
Laser pointers are typically banned at sporting events because of their ability to harm one’s eyes while also being extremely distracting to those playing the game. The assumption is that the one using the laser pointer was a Chiefs fan.
The Kansas City police say they have not received a complaint regarding this situation but will investigate if they do.