Robert Kraft found his name attached to a different sports franchise Saturday, amid rumors the Patriots owner was interested in acquiring the Ottawa Senators.
Over the weekend, a Snapchat user called “Kathryn Kraft” posted a photo of the Canadian Tire Centre with a curious trio of emojis, including a money bag, a handshake and a smiley-face covering its mouth. The internet’s detectives deduced that the person dropping hints of a potential purchase was Kraft’s granddaughter, thus sending the Twittersphere into overdrive.
“Wait is Robert Kraft buying the Senators?” one fan asked.
“The New England Senators… make it so Robert Kraft LMFAO!!!” another wrote.
NHL insider Chris Johnson put an end to the ongoing chatter Sunday, with a Patriots spokesperson confirming that Kraft doesn’t have a granddaughter named Kathryn.
The Senators are owned by Canadian businessman Eugene Melnyk.