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Eagles fan trolls Patriots with airplane banner above Gillette Stadium (pic)

The Philadelphia Eagles are in Foxborough, Mass., on Thursday night to take on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in a preseason match-up. The exhibition of course will be a revival of the teams’ showdown Super Bowl LII, albeit with far lower stakes.

Despite the relatively benign nature of the evening’s game, Eagles fans have been pulling out all the stops to remind Patriot Nation that their beloved NFL team were victorious over the hometown squad. What’s more, the trolling has now taken to the skies.

A plane was spotted flying above Gillette Stadium on Thursday evening with a banner trailing that read “41-33 PHILLY PHILLY S.B. LII” in a reference to the final score of the game and who came out on top.

NBC 10’s John Clark reports that an Eagles fan dropped $1,000 for the stadium flyover. The individual presumably feels it was money well spent.

The Patriots now have been been mocked about the outcome of Super Bowl LII both inside and outside of Gillette Stadium. Although it merits noting the pro-Eagles billboard displayed down the road from the stadium was pulled off by a fan, not the team.

That said, the Eagles had a little fun on their own in the visitors locker room, once again with a subtle reference to the 41-33 final score.

Given how the Patriots gleefully trolled the Falcons over their historic choke job in Super Bowl LI, giving away a 28-3 lead and losing to them 34-28 in overtime, one could say turnabout is fair play.