The New England Patriots may be heading to the Super Bowl for the seventh time, but all the talk is resting on the shoulders of Tom Brady’s massive coat.
The quarterback, whose Deflategate scandal still plagues him nearly three years later, was seen wearing a massive jacket on the sidelines of the game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Brady was mocked on social media for wearing the oversized coat on the sidelines during the game.
Some fans are calling it “inflategate.”
"we're not sure how they got the deflated footballs onto the field without being noticed" pic.twitter.com/6bcI64kYGl— ryan van bibber (@justRVB) January 23, 2017
Tom Brady like pic.twitter.com/niQqittYup— ETC!ETC! (@IAMETC) January 23, 2017
The Pats defeated The Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 in the AFC Championship, and will now advance to the Super Bowl to face the Atlanta Falcons.
Brady’s supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, was at the game and took to social media to congratulate her husband.
The busy couple was even praised for going to their son's hockey game one day before the big match against the Steelers.
The Steelers had a rough time on and off the field in Massachusetts. A false alarm was pulled at their hotel at 3 a.m. on game day. Police did make an arrest for the false alarm and it appears the perpetrator was a Patriots fan.