Patriots apologize for charging for tap water during hot Sunday at Gillette Stadium

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Water was in high demand at Gillette Stadium for Sunday's game but some fans were forced to pay for tap water after a mishap with vendors.

Patriots apologize for charging for tap water during hot Sunday at Gillette Stadium

Water was in high demand at Gillette Stadium for Sunday's game but some fans were forced to pay for tap water after a mishap with vendors.

Water was in high demand at Gillette Stadium for Sunday's game between the Texans and Patriots where temperatures reached 86 degrees.

Not only were fans sweating out a close game, but as concession vendors waited for their stock of bottled water to be refilled on the hot day, fans were charged $4.50 for a cup of tap water, according to CBS Boston.

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“We apologize. That should not have happened,” Patriots spokesman Stacey James said in a statement to WBZ-TV. “It is the first time that I have ever heard that complaint here. We are looking into the matter to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.”

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At least Pats fans walked away with a win after Tom Brady connected with Brandin Cooks on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining to lift the Patriots to a 36-33 win over the Texans.

Cooler temperatures are expected for next Sunday's game against the Panthers in Foxborough.

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