That "Free Brady" T-shirt Gov. Charlie Baker wore at the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday was a knock-off, and he’s sorry about it.
When Baker showed up at an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the State House steps Monday wearing a “Free Brady” T-shirt, he got some laughs, made a splash in headlines and showed solidarity with the embattled Pats quarterback.
Baker told reporters someone sent it to him – he didn’t say who - and he checked in with the family of Pete Frates, a Challenge originator, to see if they would support him donning it during the event. “They said, ‘Go for it,’” Baker said.
It was all in good fun.
Except: The shirt was a fake.
So said Barstool Sports’ founder David Portnoy shortly after shots of Baker soaking himself in the bootleg T hit the web.