"I was given this by our equipment staff on my way in here," he explained. "I was told I needed to wear this to the fancy press conference today."
That sparked laughter among those in the packed media workroom.
Matthew Slater donning the "New England vs. Everybody" shirt at his AFC Championship Game news conference. pic.twitter.com/D6CcVsYFj0— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 17, 2018
"I just follow orders," Slater said. "I'm a 'yes' man."
The Patriots sell the shirt at their Pro Shop. In addition, Patriots safety Devin McCourty wore a shirt that said "Not Done" on it, which is the team's postseason slogan. That is also sold at the Pro Shop, as the club might be taking the opportunity with the increased media exposure to sell some shirts.