American actor and comedian Bill Burr throws out the first pitch prior to a game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

You can’t get too much more Boston than comedian Bill Burr.

The longtime New England Patriots fan was noticeably absent from Netflix’s Tom Brady roast. During a recent appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, he was asked if he would have appeared if asked to do so. Not only did Burr say he would not have, he used it as an opportunity to trash the Indianapolis Colts, the Pats’ biggest rival during Brady’s playing days.

“If you were asked, would you have been on the dais to roast Tom Brady?” asked Patrick.

“No, I wouldn’t,” responded Burr. “Because I feel like that’s what happened to him during his career, I don’t think I ever saw anybody achieve the level that he achieved while getting all of this crap from an astoundingly cheating organization in the Indianapolis Colts. I think he’s gotten enough crap.”

Burr went on to explain how he saw the Colts and their ownership as the chief instigators of Deflategate while also stealing from the Patriots in order to try and win a Super Bowl for themselves.

“I can’t even get into half the stuff that the Colts were doing. I mean, to have your owner sitting on the competition committee and have him make the way we cover their receivers illegal and then you steal our offense so you can win a Super Bowl. When you have crowd noise when Tom’s on the field and it’s like skipping and you have to shut it off… I mean, have you ever heard of an owner of the losing team conducting an independent investigation and its upheld! Like, shouldn’t Roger Goodell be like ‘Don’t go over my head.'”

Burr also had some strong thoughts for ESPN, Peyton Manning, and critics of Brady who cheered when he got divorced from Gisele Bündchen.

The comedian also admitted that he had been asked about roasting Brady a few years back for a previous version of the event that never happened, but didn’t receive a call this time around.

There’s something very Boston about a barrage of complaints about how hard Tom Brady has it in life.

[The Dan Patrick Show]

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