There is a world where Tom Brady polished off his fifth Lombardi Trophy on Sunday, the Patriots went 19-0 in the 2007 season and Eli Manning is still toiling in big brother Peyton‘s shadow.
That world is any one of a number of impoverished nations that receive the premade hats and T-shirts prepared for teams that ultimately lose the big game. Nicaragua received a huge shipment of Patriots championship merchandise after the Giants defeated the previously unbeaten Pats in Super Bowl XLII, according to ESPN. People in third-world countries also received more than 15,000 shirts proclaiming the Bears Super Bowl XLI champions, according to Mental Floss.
The destination of this year’s championship apparel, which was mistakenly advertised Sunday, is unknown.
Learn more about the fate of the Patriots’ merchandise in the video below.
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