Patriots fans are planning a rally Sunday at Gillette Stadium in support of quarterback Tom Brady as he faces a four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate scandal.
The ‘‘Free Tom Brady’’ rally is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to a recently-created Facebook page.
The page describes the event as a ‘‘peaceful rally to protest the unjust football arrest of half God half man Tom Brady.’’
Brady, MVP of February’s Super Bowl, has been suspended for the first four games of next season by the NFL for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal.
Brady is appealing his suspension, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is set to serve as the arbitrator of the appeal, although the NFL Players Association has requested that Goodell recuse himself.
As of Saturday evening, 520 people had confirmed they were planning to attend. They’re being encouraged to wear Tom Brady jerseys. The rally takes place at Patriot Place Parking Lot 4.
Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.