Make your home page

Hats poke fun at Patriots for Deflategate

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A company is cashing in on Deflategate, and the person behind it is from Indianapolis.

Hats poking fun at the New England Patriots for Deflategate are being sold online, and they’ll also be available at Indianapolis Colts training camp Wednesday night.

Some of the hats feature a deflated football, and others are a play on the Patriots logo, instead reading ‘Deflatriots.’ They sell for between $18.95 and $38.95.

Mike Lieber, who graduated from North Central High School and Indiana University, created the hats. He said he came up with the idea when he learned Tom Brady would serve a four game suspension. He said he wanted to create something fans could wear for Brady’s first game back which is against the Colts in Week 6.

“Deflategate has been popular because it’s silly, it’s fun,” he said while wearing the hat at Colts Camp Wednesday night. “We’re just kind of having a little fun at the Patriots expense and they deserve it.”

The football hats are made of foam, similar to the cheese heads worn by Green Bay Packer fans. Lieber said his hats are being made by the same company.

Click here for the Deflategate Hats.