Patriots fans vent
BOSTON — In bars across downtown Boston, New England Patriots fans expressed surprise and anger at Tuesday’s ruling while still holding out hope their beloved NFL quarterback would be vindicated — either in the courtroom or on the field.
John Parthum was enjoying a beer at the Barking Crab before heading to Fenway Park to catch the Red Sox game when he heard the most unwelcome news. “What? That’s absolutely not fair. Four games is outrageous. The punishment doesn’t fit the crime.”
Some fans were confident Tom Brady’s suspension would ultimately be reduced before the new season kicks off in September.
Others boasted it won’t make a difference: With or without Brady, the defending Super Bowl champs will find a way to win.
“No matter what happens with the Patriots, they always overcome whatever challenges are in front of them,” said bar employee Mike Sturtevant. “They’ll adapt and they’ll prevail.”