A Pennsylvania candy maker got some kicks out of a deflated chocolate football it made as it poked fun at the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal.
Sarris Candies owner Bill Sarris created a chocolate football with a dent in its side and shared a picture of it on Facebook. Sarris told the The Washington Observer-Reporter that the company made the treat “just for fun.”
The name of the candy is called the “Bradie” ball. It is spelled B-R-A-D-I-E for legal purposes. The company posted the ball on the social media site with a caption that reads, “Net weight 13 lbs … Oops! We meant 11.2 lbs.”
The Western Pennsylvania company told the paper it received 30 calls Tuesday asking if the Bradie ball was for sale. However, Sarris managers revealed that the item was not available for purchase..
Sarris did not reveal how he made the candy, which was used as a shot toward the Patriots and the scandal surrounding the team after its win over the Indianapolis Colts in the conference championship game nearly two weeks ago. The team and quarterback Tom Brady are being accused of deflating footballs to gain an unfair advantage in the game.
Sarris said making the candy and sharing it on Facebook was a way for Pittsburgh Steelers fans to “beat up on New England.”.
Football fans in the area can still purchase a chocolate football helmet for $60.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit
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