Drops Butterfingers In Boston To Mock Welker, City Issues Citation

BOSTON (CBS) – When are candy bars not sweet? When they’re used to mock a devastated Patriot.

That’s what the website did on Tuesday, dropping 1,000 Butterfinger candy bars at Copley Square in an effort to mock Patriots receiver Wes Welker for his drop in Super Bowl XLVI.

The stunt came with a price, though, as the city-run service Citizens Connect reported Tuesday afternoon that the city “will be issuing violation for commercial dumping.”

Welker’s drop came with 4:00 left in the fourth quarter and the Patriots leading 17-15. The catch would have set the Patriots up with a first-and-10 inside the Giants’ 20 with a chance to drain the clock and score at least a field goal, which would have forced the Giants to score a touchdown on their final drive. A Patriots touchdown on that drive would have won the game.

People Flock To Grab ButterFingers In Copley 

Alas, the ball hit the turf, and the Patriots lost. Welker, as you can imagine, was devastated after the game.

“It’s one I’ll have to deal with,” Welker said after the game, fighting back tears. “I’ve made that play 1,000 times. … It hit me right in the hands. I mean, it’s a play I never drop. Most critical situation and I let the team down.”

Despite Welker’s disappointment, Pawngo went ahead with Operation: Butterfinger.

  • chris

    who is pawngo

    am I supposed to care

  • stephanie

    thats so awful! i hope that these people dont call themselves patriots fans, because no matter how disappointed, a TRUE fan would not do that. anyone that saw his press after the game could see how visibly upset he was. leave the poor guy alone! how many catches has he made all season? quite a few.

    • qwerty1234

      Pats fans are NOT happy. Pawngo is based out of CO.

    • Ny fan

      and he didnt make the catch when it counted though lmao

  • martinmunson

    Wow, what a series of blows to the Pats after the Super Bowl. First you have Gronk hopping around on his ankle like a pogo stick at and now you have an online Pawn Shop pwning Wes Welker. I never thought I’d say this, but please bring on Red Sox season.

  • Bob Burns


    • martinmunson

      I’m with Bob Burns. Not sure how many people out there are reading this story or these comments, but boycott this online rubbish site.

  • Matt

    Well thanks for telling us who to send the Littering Bill to for all 900 lbs of the rubbish left in Copley. Throw in a Congestion Charge too for blocking a public sidewalk. — Sincerely, with much love for Wes.

    The City of Boston

  • Andrew

    A “devastated Patriot”? Who’s to say Welker will be back next year? We have no idea yet.

    You dont want to be mocked? Then make the freaking catch then. You cost all of New England a Super Bowl. If you don’t want to be criticized afterwards, then go play for some crap market like Kansas City or Jacksonville.

    • Rod Mann

      You are an idiot – Welker is one of the best receivers in the game – the pass was marginal at best (behind him and over his sholder) and if he caught it, it would have been one of the best of his career. Go back in your hole!

  • Jay Kustka

    FLood them with emails and tell them how classless a move that was.

    • magilla guerilla

      let’s take a page from monty python and spam them to death. how many spam messages does it take to blow out their server?

  • George Rodrigues

    This company sucks. No class.

  • Alex C.

    Better yet, someone should find out the company headquarters and stage an Anti PawnGo Flash Mob. Picket their asses and do something similar too them. Actually, lets all send empty butterfinger wrappers to them.

  • Keith G

    Other than the crazy, miserable sports yahoos who pride themselves on complaining, I don’t think anyone is hating on Welker besides maybe Welker himself. It was a close game and as such no one play wins or loses it

    The worst part about this is that this company WILL have tons of website hits now and possibly benefit just by getting it’s name out there. The best thing anyone can do to protest this action is to not log onto this site.

  • Sue Eskenazi Sweeney

    Dropping Butterfinger Bars is not good. I like Wes and he does not need to be humilated. He has done incredible well all year.

  • Captain Al

    Why isn’t Mayor Mumbles having the BPD cite these dirtbags for litering? If we did it, you can bet we would pay out the nose.

  • bob

    please fire your webmaster

  • Tom

    Classless act! Wes is a classy guy and this is an awful stunt…Shame!!! Wes, real NE fans know what you mean to this team and want you in that same situation next year to win the SuperBowl!

    • Rob

      Classy guy? Do you remember his press conference last year mocking Rex Ryan about the “sweet smell of de-feet”? He’s a professional athlete that CHOOSES to live in the public eye. And just like any other person, you don’t get to just reap the rewards and praises of good deeds. You have to face the repercussions of shortfalls as well. Like it or not he lost them the game.

  • oleg

    WHAT AN A-HOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ellen schloss

    what a childish stunt –

  • Michele

    I agree with all of the comments. Wes Welker has made more positive contributions to the Patriots offense, than he has mistakes. He feels bad enough about it, although most real fans know that the Patriots win as a team, and lose as a team. This is what makes them the classiest organization in the NFL. We love our Patriots, and Wes Welker. We will get em next year!!!!!!!!

  • Will

    Everyone needs to write emails to the company saying how terrible and heartless this was!!

  • Kilroy

    Neil O’Donnel threw 2 interception that cost the Steelers a Superbowl win against the Cowboys, his punishment was being traded to the Jets……..Brady a Jet? They would never, or would they?

  • NFL Scouts

    Now ya find out that Welker is to short to play in the NFL and thats why he wasn’t drafted…….oh well

  • Pats Fan 53

    This act by the pawn shop is absolutely pathetic. It does not show the class that Patriot Nation actually has. One play does not make an entire game.There were several other opportunites for the patriots to win, both on offense, defense, and even specials. First of all this is not even an easy catch to make, however it wasn’t impossible. Although a SB win would make an entire season, one catch doesn’t, as it only woul’ve put us near the 20 yard line. It also irritates me that this pawn shop seems to have forgotten the other 141 times Wes Welker DID catch a pass this year. He’s a great reciever who made a mistake (but wasn’t the only mistake make in the SB) and I ABSOLUTELY hope the Patriots re-sign him this year, as the offense would not run the same without his talents.

  • donny

    Go to their website’s live chat and tell them what you think.

  • Bubba

    This is one of the sorriest things I’ve ever seen. Wes certainly didn’t drop the pass on purpose. Isn’t it time to put this whole thing to bed! By the way, who or what is Pawngo?

  • Pawngo licks balls

    I’m confused, did they think anyone was going to think that was “funny”? Can anyone answer that for me? Can PAWNGO themselves tell me if they think that was funny?

  • Vincenzo

    Without Les Welker the patriots would not have been close to reaching the Super Bowl. He came back after a devastating injury and played his heart out during the season so no one should start pointing fingers at such a talented player. Actually Mr. Kraft should give him a very big raise next season.

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