Patriots players taunt Seahawks during Super Bowl parade

BOSTON -- Several New England Patriots players held signs and shirts taunting the Seahawks during Wednesday's Super Bowl parade in Boston.

Giddy fans chanted "Brady! Brady!" and clambered atop massive snowbanks for better views as players danced and waved their way through Boston in a parade celebrating the team's fourth NFL title.

The crowd roared as a smiling Bill Belichick and his players snapped selfies and took turns waving the Lombardi trophy earned in a hard fought 28-24 victory over the defending champion Seahawks on Sunday.

The convoy carrying players, their wives and girlfriends, the team mascot, cheerleaders and more rolled down Boylston Street as thousands of fans cheered them on.

Wide receiver Julian Edelman stood tall on the roof of a duck boat in sunglasses and a white T-shirt, at times a waving Patriots flag and holding up signs from fans, including one taunting the Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. The sign, which showed a photo of Sherman showing four fingers, said "How many rings does Brady have."

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Ratty (@HeyRatty) February 4, 2015Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount also got in on the action, holding up a t-shirt that seemed to target Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. The shirt said "B**ch Mode," mocking Lynch's Beast Mode nickname.

Blount later turned to Twitter to address the shirt, saying, "About this shirt.. Just so ppl know, I have 100% respect for @MoneyLynch and how he plays the game. There's a reason he's called #BeastMode."

Patriots Devin Mccourty also mocked the Seahawks. He took a shot at the Legion of Boom on Twitter, saying "The NFL's BEST Secondary should have been on the cover of Sports Illustrated last week but we don't care lol (D-Mac)."

Elsewhere, signs proclaimed "They hate us cause they ain't us," referencing a James Franco line in the movie "The Interview."

Carl Estrella of Cambridge wore a T-shirt saying "Deflate This," mocking allegations that the Patriots cheated with underinflated footballs in their AFC championship win against the Indianapolis Colts.

"After all that went on with the deflated balls, we are owed an apology," said Michelle Cote Moran, a Lowell resident watching the parade with her brother. "We're not going to get it, but it's all good. We did it again. We won."

Police reported four arrests, including two charged with disorderly conduct, one with underage drinking and another charged with misdemeanor assault and battery for apparently throwing a snowball at a police officer.

"It's been a while since they won. We've come close. The last two were killer," said Chris Cunningham of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, referring to the Patriots recent Super Bowl losses to the New York Giants. "But this one was great. It made up for all of them."
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