Ever since the NFL announced its draconian punishments for the so-called Deflategate-scandal, fans of the New England Patriots have voiced their displeasure with the league, the media and Ted Wells' "independent" report. Especially Tom Brady's four-game suspension has drawn the ire of Patriots fans everywhere.
Today, May 24, a new form of protest will be added: a "Free Tom Brady"-rally will take place at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro MA from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
As stated on the event's page on Facebook, the protest will take place in parking lot number 4 at Patriot Place. Pablo Munoz, the initiator of the protest, describes it as "a peaceful rally to protest the unjust football arrest of half God half man Tom Brady". The Patriots media department itself supports the rally, as Munoz has posted:
Finally was able to speak to the Patriots head of media relations and we have gotten the OK for the rally to happen, the times we have been given is 11 am - 1pm in parking lot 4 which is between the movie theatre and pro shop. We must keep the rally civilized and family friendly, with absolutely NO ALCOHOL IN THE PARKING LOTS but are more than welcome to grab a few drinks at patriot place establishments like CBS scene, we are currently working on getting the foxborough Fire department to give us the ok to bring grills and from what I was told that shouldn't be a problem.
As of Sunday, 8:00 a.m., more than 550 people have planned to attend the rally.
So, if you live near Foxboro, have no plans for today and want to spend the day with other fans of the Patriots, join the event.