Fan suing Patriots Hall of Fame for causing up to $1M of damage to Tom Brady-signed flag

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An unpatriotic communicative is percolating.

A antheral is suing the Patriots Hall of Fame for allegedly causing up to $1 cardinal of harm to a emblem signed by Tom Brady that helium had loaned to the museum.

According to Yahoo Sports, a instrumentality named Daniel Vitale loaned an American emblem that flew implicit Foxboro Stadium successful 2001, Brady’s archetypal twelvemonth arsenic the Patriots’ starter. It was signed by Brady months aboriginal — and the autograph was authenticated. There is besides a spot sewn into the emblem commemorating the information that this was the past play the Patriots played astatine their aged stadium successful Foxboro, Mass., earlier moving to Gillette Stadium.

The autographed emblem was loaned to the Patriots Hall of Fame past year.

Vitale claims successful his suit that erstwhile helium agreed to indebtedness the emblem to them, helium was assured by the museum’s curator, Kurt Evans, that it would beryllium displayed “using accepted nonrecreational room and depository techniques and standards.”

A instrumentality   named Danny Vitale is suing the Patriots Hall of Fame for allegedly causing up   to $1 cardinal  of harm  to his emblem  signed by Tom Brady.A instrumentality named Daniel Vitale is suing the Patriots Hall of Fame for allegedly causing up to $1 cardinal of harm to his emblem signed by Tom Brady.Twitter / Pats Flag Gate

The plaintiff said helium was repeatedly assured by Evans that the memorabilia would beryllium handled with care, and truthful declined to importune connected insurance.

According to the suit, Vitale and his fiancée went to spell spot the emblem precocious past year, but it was not connected display. However, they noticed a faded autograph connected a antithetic item.

Tom Brady successful  the 2001-02 AFC Championship Game.Tom Brady successful the 2001-02 AFC Championship Game.Getty Images

“I know, I’ve been telling them for years that they request to power retired the lighting and glass. It is not the close worldly for this benignant of display,” Evans allegedly told Vitale.

This past January, Vitale was allegedly informed by Evans that the autograph sustained “slight fading.”

A photograph shared by Vitale indicates that the fading was much than slight.

Can you judge the Patriots Hall of Fame would bash a instrumentality THIS DIRTY?? Fan is astir to record national suit against the patriots for ruining his priceless portion of American sports history!They endanger instrumentality with antagonistic suit of Spoliation to intimidate! @TomBrady @TMZ @Patriots pic.twitter.com/ZaKW29HNKV

— Flaggate (@patsflaggate) October 3, 2022

Vitale is seeking unspecified damages but claims that the Patriots Hall of Fame breached its declaration with him and is blameworthy of negligence successful causing up to $1 cardinal successful harm to the memorabilia.

Brady played for the Patriots from 2000 done 2019, winning six Super Bowls and 3 MVPs with the franchise earlier leaving successful escaped bureau for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.