INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 8, 2015) — After the Colts play on Thursday Night Football, the team’s next match-up is against the New England Patriots. It’s the first time Indianapolis will play Tom Brady since the Deflategate game, and some Colts fans are sending a strong message to the quarterback from high above.
Many Hoosiers remember it was an ugly game, made uglier when reports surfaced the footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game were deflated.
Brady was suspended for his alleged role, and his first game back was supposed to be against the Colts in Indy. Then, his suspension was nullified.
While many fans have moved on, most have not forgotten. So some Colts fans have turned to Florida business owner, Eddie Thompson, to help send a message.
“They wanted to put a big message on a 150-foot blimp that had a simple message that said hashtag Deflate This,” said Thompson during a FaceTime interview.
Aerial Air Sign Advertising said it will fly an eco-blimp above Lucas Oil on game day, and maybe even the whole weekend. Thompson said it is an expensive way to show the Patriots how Colts fans really feel.
“So to do this campaign it would cost them $25,000 to do banner production and three hours of flight.,” said Thompson. “Rally the troops and remind the Patriots we know who you are and what you’ve done, and can you deflate this?”
Thompson said there is a GoFundMe page set up to try to cover the costs of the blimp flight, but even if it does not meet the cost, Thompson said he is still sending the blimp to Indianapolis.