Tom Brady Roast got super awkward after Robert Kraft massage joke

It was one of many moments Tom Brady didn't appear to know he signed up for.
Netflix Is A Joke Fest's "The Greatest Roast Of All Time: Tom Brady"
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There's absolutely no question that Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all-time, and it's tough to decide where to start on the list of reasons why.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans got a front row seat to Brady's greatness, watching him help the team win its second Super Bowl while assisting in resetting the culture. What made him so great was his ability to read defenses and know what was coming before it happened, something that he appeared to have absolutely no foresight on ahead of his Netflix roast on Sunday.

Brady got barbequed, there's no other way to put it. Everyone from Nikki Glaser to Randy Moss cooked him on live television, as absolutely zero punches were pulled. Kevin Hart kicked things off cracking jokes about Giselle and Antonio Brown dating, and that was just the first ten minutes of the night.

Nothing was off limits, as is usually the case with roasts, but there was one moment where Brady seemed to think things went a little too far.

Tom Brady confronted Jeff Ross over Robert Kraft massage joke at his roast

Jeff Ross, who has made an entire career out of frying people to a crisp at roasts, turned in a surprsiginly tame set when it was his turn at the mic. One joke he told set Brady off unlike any of the others, though, as he took exception to Ross joking about New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's infamous massage parlor incident back in 2019.

Kraft was hit with a misdemeanor solicitation charge in January 2019 at a South Florida massage parlor for allegedly paying for sexual acts in public. He was cleared of all charges when courts ruled that security footage the parlor took couldn't be used in court and the tapes were ordered to be destroyed.

When Ross cracked a joke about the incident, Brady approached the podium and told him not to do it again.

Of all the truly gnarly jokes that were made at Brady's expense -- many that included crude sexual suggestions about his personal life -- this was the one where a line was drawn.

Brady was getting ribbed on social media over caping for Kraft when there were plenty of other things he could have rightfully taken exception to, but it's not hard to understand why. It's been well documented over the years, perhaps best in Seth Wickersham's It's Better To Be Feared book about the Patriots dynasty, how much Brady sees Kraft as a father figure.

It was an awkward moment, but still admirable by Brady to stick up for someone he views as family even if it was by no means the most aggressive shot taken at the roast.

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