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NFL quarterback Tom Brady throws a football around on the Great Wall of China

Tom Brady, quarterback for the reigning NFL Superbowl champions the New England Patriots, has been spotted throwing a football on the Great Wall of China. The five-time Superbowl winner visited the Great Wall near Beijing  as part of a six-day promotional tour of China for sportswear brand Under Armour.

NFL quarterback Tom Brady
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on a recent trip to China. Photograph by ImagineChina.

Brady is scheduled to spend several days touring Beijing, and then visit Shanghai before flying onwards to Japan to complete his tour in Tokyo. His travel itinerary includes sightseeing in Yu Yuan Gardens & Bazaar, a visit to an institute of traditional Chinese medicine and a Sumo wrestling lesson in Tokyo. In a press release prior to departure, Brady said, “I am excited about the opportunity to be able to connect with the people in China and Japan, experience the incredible culture, and share my love for the game with my fans. The tour will be rewarding for me as I experience Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo; I hope to learn more about the next generation of athletes in Asia and to inspire them to always push boundaries through hard work, dedication, humility, and perseverance both on and off the field.”

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Brady was photographed visiting the Great Wall on Father’s Day with his son, throwing a football and holding up one of his Superbowl trophies.