Wegmans markets poke fun at Patriots with Deflate Cakes
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans Food Markets is best known in the sports world for its longtime sponsorship of the LPGA.
Turns out the Rochester, New York-based supermarket chain has a sense of humor, too.
Wegmans was selling what it called Tom’s Deflate Cakes leading up to Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The cakes are a dig at the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady, who are accused of deflating game balls during New England’s AFC Championship game win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Dubbed “DeflateGate,” the scandal was one of the main pre-Super Bowl talking points, although no punishment has been handed down so far.
The supermarket display includes a deflated football for context, and the football-shaped cakes are adorned mostly with chocolate frosting — with a little white icing for the stitching.