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Jets fans fly banner calling Patriots cheaters over the teams camp

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The NFL season is now closer than ever with the teams having started their pre-season camps this week.

However if you're a fan of the New England Patriots, it will have felt like there wasn't even an off-season given all the focus on the aftermath of the Deflategate scandal.

Jets ready to rub it in

Given the accusations against the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady for under inflated balls in last seasons AFC Championship game, a ruling was finally made this week.


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Brady was initially suspended for four games and after a fairly lengthy appeal, that suspension was upheld.

The announcement made a lot of fans happy - particularly those of teams in the AFC East, but fans of the New York Jets took to the skies to show their thoughts on the Patriots.

The Patriots started their camp on Thursday and the fans of arguably the most improved team in the division used this opportunity to pull a prank on the Super Bowl Champions.

Just as they did to voice their displeasure at their then general manager John Idzik, some New York Jets fans paid for a plane to fly over the Patriots field.

The plane flew the banner reading "Cheaters look up" and reportedly circled the practice field at least twice.

It would surely be interesting to know if Brady looked up - it might have been difficult to ignore, even for a world class quarterback.

As expected however, the Patriots fans didn't take long to respond on social media.

What can Jimmy do?

The Patriots now seem set to play the first four games of the upcoming season with second year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo under centre.

Garoppolo will take charge of the home games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars and take the team on the road to the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys.

Garoppolo has a lot of potential and getting the Patriots off to a strong start could see him become a worthy successor to Brady.

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