Patriots Fan Mocks NFL Commissioner Using Sky Banner

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Deflategate isn’t over just yet.

A diehard New England Patriots fan has taken to flying banners over Roger Goodell’s Scarborough, Maine house mocking the NFL commissioner’s decision failed attempt to suspend quarterback Tom Brady for four games for allegedly deflating footballs below league limits.

Brady has denied the charge, and a judge tossed out the suspension on Thursday, saying the case had “several significant legal deficiencies” and criticized Goodell for serving “his own brand of industrial justice.”

Richard Pate’s banner flew over Goodell’s house on Saturday, asking “Roger G. feeling a little deflated?”

Pate’s first banner—”Comm. Goodell Jet Home to N.Y.”—flew soon after the suspension announcement. On Brady’s August 3 birthday, Pate took to the skies again, “Happy B-day T Brady from Maine and Roger G.” And Pate has indicated he’s not quite done yet.

While Pate hasn’t commented on how much he spends for the banners, the company he uses, Screaming Eagle Aviation in his hometown of Biddeford, advertises an hourly

of $450.


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