BOSTON (CBS) – When are candy bars not sweet? When they’re used to mock a devastated Patriot.
That’s what the website Pawngo.com 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.