A Boston bakery is making light of the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" with deflated football cookies.
The Boston Common Coffee Company baked up batches of the treats after ESPN reported that 11 of the 12 balls the Patriots used in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts were underinflated.
"Looks like our pastry chef let a little too much air out of these cookies to make them regulation cookies. But come on down and get them before Roger Goodell," it wrote on its Facebook page.
The company's co-owner, Peter Femino, says he had originally conjured up the plan prior to Wednesday's news from the NFL.
"They were made, and I said, 'Let's put them out.' Just like anything else, customers can decide — we aren't forcing people to buy them. We are just making light of a bad situation. It's a sport; it's a game," Femino told Boston Magazine. "I've never been one to brush something under the couch or under the rug."
The company later said it had initially sent a limited supply to each store but was baking more for all its locations after they ran out.