Later today, the New England Patriots will hop onto their fancy new “AirKrafts” to travel west to Minnesota. Before flying to the host city of their Super Bowl LII matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Patriots took part in the traditional send-off rally. The event took place at Gillette Stadium this morning and despite the temperature and time-slot was visited by thousands of fans.
After introductions by John “Voice of the Patriots” Rooke, Bob Socci and former New England players Scott Zolak and Jermaine Wiggins, the team took the stage: Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and the team's captains (plus wide receiver Danny Amendola) were all part of the festivities. In order to get a feel for the send-off, we have compiled the best social media posts from the event.
Check them out below:
WE WANT 6! Patriots rally with fans at Gillette Stadium before the team heads to Minneapolis for #SuperBowlLII >https://t.co/aRxLdPYi89 #PatriotsNation #PatriotPride #NotDone pic.twitter.com/HIV8c5lxUR— WPFO FOX23 (@FOX23Maine) January 29, 2018
They’ve got dog masks in Philly, GOAT masks here in Foxborough. Crowd chants, “We want 6!” pic.twitter.com/zWhc0zt2tU— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) January 29, 2018