The New England Patriots won’t take part in the Pro Bowl, but their mascot kindly made an appearance on his team’s behalf in Orlando for some of the week’s festivities.
It appears his presence was not welcomed.
Pat the Patriot, revered around New England, first was thunderously booed by the fans in attendance at Wednesday’s Pro Bowl practice. Then, New York Jets safety Jamal Adams sent the crowd into a frenzy by stopping his autograph signing so he could go and lay out the mascot.
Take a look.
It looked like Pat took it in stride, however, reacting to the hit on Twitter.
To be fair, that is the first time the Jets have been successful against the Patriots in north of three years — which predates Adams’ time with the Jets.
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