Patriots fan obituary asks for Deflategate defense fund donations

Monday August 24th, 2015

A Patriots fan in Florida used her own obituary as a last opportunity to show support for the team and Tom Brady in the ongoing Deflategate saga.

The family of 74-year-old Barbra Shippee has asked that donations be made to the Deflategate Defense Fund in lieu of flowers for the grandmother, who was the “Ultimate Patriots Fan,” according to her obituary in the Providence Journal.

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The NFL has made appearances in other fan obituaries recently, with a Seahawks fan who died during the Super Bowl joking that the team’s peculiar play calling caused his fatal heart attack.

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