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Tom Brady seems displeased with Robert Kraft’s joke during the roast and confronts the comedian on stage

Tom Brady’s Netflix roast almost took an unexpected turn when a joke seemed to rub him the wrong way.

During the streaming platform’s first-ever live roast on May 5, Brady sat on stage at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles as multiple celebrities took the stage and joked about his NFL career.

But the retired quarterback seemed to take offense to comedian Jeff Ross’ joke about him and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Ross said Brady, famously, was drafted as the 199th overall pick before he would go on to have a storied career and win seven Super Bowl rings.

The comic joked that after being selected, Brady walked into Kraft’s office and said, “‘I’m the best decision your organization has ever made.'”

As the audience applauded, Ross continued, “Would you like a massage?”

Brady stood up from his seat next to the lectern and whispered audibly in Ross’ ear, “Don’t say that again.”

Ross responded, “OK, OK,” and completed the rest of his routine. It is unclear whether Brady’s response was included in the set.

The massage joke referenced the 2019 controversy involving the Patriots CEO when he was charged as part of a human trafficking investigation surrounding a massage parlor in Jupiter, Florida. Kraft pleaded not guilty to two charges of soliciting a prostitute and released a statement at the time.

“I am really sorry. I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my colleagues, our fans and many others who rightly hold me to a higher standard,” he said in March 2019, as NBC News reported.

He added, “As I move forward, I hope to continue using the platform I have been blessed with to help others and try to make a difference. I don’t expect to be judged by my words, but by my actions. And through these actions, I hope to regain your trust and respect.”

In September 2020, Florida prosecutors dropped the solicitation charge, NBC News reported.

Still, Ross’s innuendo caused Brady to stop laughing for a moment so he could confront the comic on stage. Viewers responded to the awkward interaction on X.

NFL reporter Ari Meirov wrote that it “felt like an almost Will Smith moment.”

One X user Ross complimented for his response.

“Jeff handled it like a pro. Tom, come on, he said.

Another asked“Of all the jokes about his kids, Gisele, etc., is this where the line is crossed for Tom?”

Other comedians, such as host Kevin Hart and comedian Nikki Glaser, repeatedly poked fun at Brady’s divorce from Gisele Bündchen in 2022 throughout the evening. The former athlete just chuckled or took a sip of his drink.

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