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‘Envy and Jealousy Are Incurable Diseases’: Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Rips ‘Haters’ After Super Bowl Win

Despite being the owner of a team that’s won five Super Bowls over the past two decades, New England Patriots’ Robert Kraft still acknowledges his team’s “haters.”

In a taped interview set to premiere tonight on HBO’s Real Sports, Kraft had a few words for the many critics of his franchise.

“Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases,” Kraft said. “The haters still hate. And I understand it, and we’ll do our best to keep them in that position.”

Much of the animosity towards the Patriots stems from the Deflate-gate scandal, which was why quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for four games at the start of the the 2016 season.

Kraft is still bothered by the damage to Brady’s reputation.

“He’s just not the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL. He’s an amazing human being. And is genuine,” Kraft said. “And as nice as everybody thinks he is, he’s nicer. And to see anyone attack him as an individual or his integrity. And that just wasn’t fair.”

And despite cordial behavior during the post-game trophy ceremony, it’s clear there are still lingering bad feeling between Kraft and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft said, when asked about his relationship with the league. “I mean, I remember everything, but I move on.”

Watch a teaser clip above of the interview above, via HBO.

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