BOSTON (CBS) — The Buffalo Bisons have seen the Pawtucket Red Sox’ “Free Tom Brady” night, and they are raising the stakes.
The Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, of course located in the home of a Patriots divisional opponent, announced Wednesday that it will be hosting a “Keep Brady Suspended” night at the ballpark.
The official team announcement stated that Brady “has been suspended the first four games of the 2016 NFL season for cheating in a playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts” and that the team was hosting its own night “to show our support for this just and rightful punishment.”
(The Buffalo Bisons may have just become the first official supporters of Roger Goodell.)
The Bisons have a buy-one, get-one free ticket offer for anyone who donates a “PROPERLY-INFLATED” football to youth programs, and they’re also accepting donations of “UN-DESTROYED” cell phones.
But wait — there’s more!
“12.5 percent discount in the Bisons’ gift shop for anyone that brings a Tom Brady jersey/t-shirt to add to the postgame Fireworks Display. Help us remind Tom of the minimum amount of inflation for footballs, for you know … once he gets to play again. Scoreboard videos featuring some of sports’ greatest cheaters, with special video tribute to Patriots’ coach, Bill Belichick.”
And, in direct response to the PawSox letting anyone named “Tom” or “Brady” into a game for free, the Bisons are punishing anyone with the same name at their game.
“Some fans should be advised. If you are named ‘Tom’ or ‘Brady,’ you will be allowed entrance into Coca-Cola Field for ‘Keep Brady Suspended’ Night, but will not be allowed to watch the first four innings of game one of the doubleheader. Please, no appeals.“
The Buffalo Bills, who themselves threw a mini-celebration on Twitter when Brady’s suspension was reinstated, immediately took note of the Bisons promotion.
The Bisons then pointed and laughed at Tom Brady.
Just add it to the list of absurd events in the 500 days of DeflateGate.