Rob Gronkowski HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 01: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots works out on the field before the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski wasn’t thrilled about Sunday’s thrilling New England Patriots victory. The future Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end voiced his displeasure in a brutal message to his former team on Wednesday about how they conducted themselves.

Gronk joined ‘Up & Adams’ with former ‘Good Morning Football’ host Kay Adams on Wednesday morning. The multi-time Super Bowl champion was talking to former teammate and former Patriots defensive back Patrick Chung rared back and let out an old-fashioned “Act like you’ve been there before!” take to his former team.

“Rob Gronkowski was NOT a fan of the Patriots celebrations after their win…” the show’s account posted.

“But if you ask me, that celebration was pretty ridiculous, Chung. Whenever we celebrated just a little bit, we would get hounded. They just won one game, they celebrated like more than we would when we won a Super Bowl. That was like one of the most absurd celebrations. Like I’m like, ‘Wow, they won a game! They went that crazy.’ They acted like they’ve never been before, Chung. So what do you think? They’re griddying all over the place to an absurd level.”

Chung replied that “times are different” now and to a degree, they are. And it’s true that players should just be able to have free reign over how often they celebrate. In such a grueling game, the good moments are always fleeting.

It’s a bit of a surprising take from Gronkowski, even if he has the merit to say something like that. We’ll see if anyone from the Patriots responds.

[Up & Adams]

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