Recently, U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman ruled to lift Tom Brady's four-game suspension, effectively putting an end to the DeflateGate saga.
For those of you uninitiated, DeflateGate was a controversy alleging that the New England Patriots had under-inflated footballs during the 2014 AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.
But just because the scandal has been (at least temporarily) resolved, doesn't mean that Twitter is ready to move on from its tongue-in-cheek commentary on the ruling. Case in point: the #DeflateGate hashtag.
Some of the tweets emphasize the self-seriousness surrounding the whole controversy, perhaps riffing off Brady's earlier claim that DeflateGate off Brady's earlier claim that Deflategate wasn't ISIS or anything.
others gently teased Brady:
Goodell be like pic.twitter.com/Yhs9eihxhk— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 3, 2015
BREAKING: courtroom sketch of Tom Brady as the judge was overturning the suspension pic.twitter.com/OvTRpc1zDA— Moo (@MooSnuckel) September 3, 2015
Tom Brady gets the news about his suspension being overruled. pic.twitter.com/CkqDSJu5Of— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) September 3, 2015
Though other comments on Brady's victory were less affectionately teasing and more...indicative of a Colts fan? Some people (and by "people" we mean "whole franchises") lauded Berman for his ruling:
Vines and video clips of Tom Brady dancing in celebration were popular fare:
need tom brady and kraft's heads on this asap https://t.co/Dm7UvVKs79— This is Ange7 (@ADiaz456) September 3, 2015
And no DeflateGate meme party would be complete without some low blows at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the main man behind Brady's suspension.