In an entirely unsurprising development, Tom Brady was not given a hero’s welcome Sunday night in Indianapolis.
A cacaphony of boos rained down on the New England Patriots quarterback as he took the field for the first time, and homemade signs taunting Brady & Co. were prevalent around Lucas Oil Stadium.
Perhaps the least subtle of those signs was a massive banner bearing the words “Cheaters Exit Here” that a group of fans displayed as the Patriots exited the field at halftime. The banner also bestowed upon Brady the nickname “Mr. Pinnochio,” misspelling the name of the beloved Disney character in the process.
In addition to being a waste of a perfectly good bed sheet, the oversized signage also might have gotten a few Colts fans ejected from the stadium.
From USA Today’s Tom Pelissero:
Halftime ejection wouldn’t have been the worst fate to befall a Colts supporter, though. The Patriots, who trailed at half, controlled the final two quarters en route to a 34-27 victory. And the Colts … well, the Colts did this.
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