CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Accusations that the New England Patriots purposely deflated footballs during the AFC Championship game could have serious consequences for the team, but that isn’t stopping many corporations, private citizens, sports figures, and even public safety officials from making light of the situation.
Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski humorously explained the issue away- claiming his signature spike was to blame.
Whoops lol pic.twitter.com/uLxN7A5cpq
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) January 20, 2015
On Late Night with Seth Myers, it was suggested that maybe it was this playful pup.
— Late Night (@LateNightSeth) January 20, 2015
Trooper Dustin Fitch with the Massachusetts State Police took the opportunity to remind drivers about the importance of inflating something else- their tires.
— Dustin Fitch (@DustinGFitch) January 20, 2015
Tire manufacturer Michelin had a similar idea.
— Michelin USA (@MichelinUSA) January 20, 2015
Meanwhile, Amazon used the opportunity to remind people how they can inflate their footballs.
— Amazon (@amazon) January 20, 2015
It isn’t just inflatable products that are getting attention, though. One Boston bakery has come out with a timely product.
— NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN) January 21, 2015
Krispy Kreme insists that their donuts are not deflated.
— krispykreme (@krispykreme) January 21, 2015
Even athletes in other sports are getting involved- this was found in the NHL’s Nashville Predators’ locker room.
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) January 20, 2015