President Trump has felt the backlash from the NFL all week. But two of the more vocal people smashing down on Trump are New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady and owner Robert Kraft. Brady said Trump was “divisive” in his remarks about players kneeling for the national anthem.
In addition to the Patriots spitting on the American flag and those who died for it by protesting, the Patriot’s showed how money-hungry they are by charging for tap water Sunday.
Already having a reputation for being a little on the greedy side – with one of the most expensive stadiums in the league – team officials decided to charge fans $4.50 for tap water in cups during the sweltering heat Sunday afternoon.
In anticipation of an unusually hot September afternoon in Foxborough, officials at Gillette Stadium bought double the amount of bottled water to sell. As temperatures reached highs of 86 degrees, fans began asking for cups of tap water at concessions, to avoid the effort of digging into their wallets. The stands were not equipped with complimentary water cups, so staff filled soda cups, thus, charging fans $4.50 per cup.
Patriots officials acknowledged the mistake to WBZ-TV.
“We apologize. That should not have happened,” team spokesman Stacey James said. “It is the first time that I have ever heard that complaint here. We are looking into the matter to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.”
The Patriots’ success on the field hasn’t exactly translated to the team being more generous to its fans. The team’s steadfast popularity has allowed its game admittance to skyrocket to the fourth most expensive ticket price in the league, as per bankrate.com.
But Boston fans surely won’t let the Patriots forget Sunday’s faux pas, as local radio shows were inundated with angry callers Monday. It will be tough to hate on the team for long if they keep pulling out miraculous wins, however.
Phone lines filled with people saying they were told to pay $5 for a cup of tap water at Gillette yesterday when bottled water ran out.
— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) September 25, 2017
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