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This lifelong Patriots fan was ready to call it quits

The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots were guests for a ceremony at the White House with Donald Trump in April 2017. Coach Bill Belichick presented a Patriots helmet to the president.
The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots were guests for a ceremony at the White House with Donald Trump in April 2017. Coach Bill Belichick presented a Patriots helmet to the president.The Boston Globe/Boston Globe

Re “Patriots coach Bill Belichick declines Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump” (BostonGlobe.com, Jan. 11): In the fall of 1960, high school friends and I climbed the fence at what was then called Boston University Field to watch the brand-new Boston Patriots football team. Through win or lose, during 61 seasons, it never occurred to me I’d ever dump the Patriots, but had Bill Belichick taken the Presidential Medal of Freedom from that man, I’d have been done.

Richard Derby

Needham