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Mass. course changes flags to support Brady

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's many supporters even extend to the staff at Foxborough Country Club.

With the Super Bowl-winning quarterback embattled in an offseason scandal, the course in Foxborough, Mass., recently changed its flags all to No. 12 - the number Brady has worn with the Patriots since 2000.

Brady won his fourth title with the Patriots this past season, but he was suspended for the first four games of next season for his purported role in the DeflateGate scandal. Brady appealed his suspension this week to NFL executives, including commissioner Roger Goodell, but a decision on that appeal has not yet been made. 

The Patriots play their home games at Gillette Stadium, about a 10-minute drive from Foxborough Country Club, and club manager Matt Killilea told local ABC affiliate WLNE-TV that the flag change was a show of solidarity among a group of Patriots fans.

"We feel this is a miscarriage of justice, way too much penalty for not enough crime, and we wanted to show our support for our hometown team," Killilea said.