Fans set up GoFundMe page to help Patriots pay 'Deflategate' fine

Fans Set Up GoFundMe Page To Help Patriots Pay 'Deflategate' Fine
Fans Set Up GoFundMe Page To Help Patriots Pay 'Deflategate' Fine


Early in the week, the NFL declared that the New England Patriots were connected to the deflated balls that appeared in a playoff game last season.

As punishment, they fined the team $1 million -- the largest to be handed out to date.

Many fans were disappointed in the decision, and some have taken action to help remedy the situation.



A GoFundMe page has been set up in an effort to collect money and help the team pay the fine, and whatever is donated will be hand-delivered to the Patriots.

Those in charge of collecting the donations will fly to the team's location at their own expense and drop it off in person.

Even if they do manage to reach their million-dollar goal, the gesture may still be a somewhat symbolic one.

According to Forbes, the team is worth approximately $1.8 billion.

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