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Butterfingers stunt tweaks Patriots’ dropped pass

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSHundreds of Butterfinger candy bars are collected from Copley Square in Boston on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, after a representative from Pawngo, an online pawn shop, dropped them off as a prank following Patriots? Wes Welker?s dropped pass in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel)  BOSTON GLOBE OUT; METRO BOSTON OUT; MAGS OUT; ONLINE OUT
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    Hundreds of Butterfinger candy bars are collected from Copley Square in Boston on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, after a representative from Pawngo, an online pawn shop, dropped them off as a prank following Patriots? Wes Welker?s dropped pass in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel) BOSTON GLOBE OUT; METRO BOSTON OUT; MAGS OUT; ONLINE OUT
  • ASSOCIATED PRESSNew England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker drops a pass during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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    New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker drops a pass during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • ASSOCIATED PRESSNew England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) holds his helmet after failing to catch a pass late in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game as New York Giants strong safety Kenny Phillips walks by, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. The Giants defeated the Patriots 21-17. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) holds his helmet after failing to catch a pass late in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game as New York Giants strong safety Kenny Phillips walks by, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. The Giants defeated the Patriots 21-17. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • ASSOCIATED PRESSA message from online pawn shop Pawngo sits on the ground as the last of hundreds of Butterfinger candy bars are collected from Copley Square in Boston on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. A representative from Pawngo dropped them off as a prank following Patriots? Wes Welker?s dropped pass in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel)  BOSTON GLOBE OUT; METRO BOSTON OUT; MAGS OUT; ONLINE OUT
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    A message from online pawn shop Pawngo sits on the ground as the last of hundreds of Butterfinger candy bars are collected from Copley Square in Boston on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. A representative from Pawngo dropped them off as a prank following Patriots? Wes Welker?s dropped pass in the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel) BOSTON GLOBE OUT; METRO BOSTON OUT; MAGS OUT; ONLINE OUT

BOSTON >> People aren’t quite done piling on New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker for a dropped fourth-quarter pass that helped the New York Giants win the Super Bowl.

An online pawnbroker dumped hundreds of Butterfinger candy bars in Boston’s Copley Square on Tuesday with a note: “Thank you Wes Welker.”

The tongue-in-cheek stunt by Pawngo.com drew takers for the candy and a citation from the city for commercial dumping.

Pawngo CEO Todd Hills says in a statement to The Boston Globe the Denver- and Chicago-based company “thought Boston fans might at least get a laugh out of it.” He says the company respects Welker and the Patriots.

Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions but dropped a slightly off-target pass from quarterback Tom Brady with about four minutes left Sunday night. The Giants won 21-17.
 

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