CSUSB’s Brian Levin asked why people ‘hate’ pro football’s Tom Brady

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The Bleacher Report — Taking a break from terrorism and hate crimes, Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, is quoted in an article that examines why some people dislike New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady, who grew up in San Mateo, Calif., and played college football for the University of Michigan.

“Logically, even if we can’t stand the Patriots, why would we hate a person from California playing football for a team in New England?” Levin said. “He’s not even from there. It wasn’t his choice to go there. But hate isn’t logical. It’s emotional, and it revolves around emotion and symbols. If you hate a certain team, you hate the symbol of that team. And the symbol is usually the star player.”

The article was published Oct. 4, 2016.

Read the complete article at “Why you really hate Tom Brady.”

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