Tom Brady has a true fan who will back him until the end, or even beyond, if possible. A woman from Massachusetts used her own obituary to insist Brady is innocent of the whole Deflategate scandal.
According to the Telegram, 72-year-old Patricia M. Shong passed away in her hometown of Auburn, surrounded by her friends and family. In her life, she enjoyed crafting, spending time with family and friends, and reading. However, the obituary had room for one very important opinion, which could not be left unsaid one last time.
“She would also like us to set the record straight for her: Brady is innocent!!”
Tom Brady faces a suspension totaling four games because of investigator Ted Wells’ belief that Brady had a general knowledge the footballs were illegally inflated during the AFC title game. Tom Brady is appealing the suspension, according to the Associated Press.
The New England Patriots were fined $1 million and lost a pair of draft picks due to the scandal.
Patricia Shong isn’t the only hardcore fan out there who will back Tom Brady and the Patriots to the end, or at least until their wallets run out of green.
Even though the Patriots are worth well over $1 billion, fans are raising money to help pay the $1 million fine the NFL has levied against the Super Bowl champions, according to Reuters.
“We obviously know we won’t reach One Million Dollars, however we do believe the fine is b******t and want to help anyway we can. So whatever is donated will be donated to the New England Patriots in help with the fine!” wrote a fan of the team and creator of the GoFundMe web page titled “Paying the bill of the PATRIOTS.”
Many of the donations came pouring in for $12 each because the number 12 is the number of Tom Brady’s jersey.
If the New England Patriots don’t accept the money the fans have collected, the money will be donated to “some great causes!”
Even though reactions have varied widely about the Deflategate scandal, it can truly be said that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have some truly dedicated fans who will stand by them even the most difficult and grave situations.
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