Charles Barkley sure knows how to piss off a fan base.
Barkley attended Saturday night’s Colts-Patriots game as a guest of Bill Belichick, and afterwards blasted Pats fans for being unappreciative among other things.
“I want my team to have a chance to win,” Barkley told reporters, via Nick O’Malley of MassLive.com. “That’s all I want. In 99 percent of the cities in every other sport, not just football, your team sucks. You got no chance of winning. The Patriots have a legitimate shot of winning every year. That’s pretty cool. It bothers me, that y’all don’t appreciate them having a chance to win every year. . . . Y’all don’t, and unfortunately, because of the Internet and [expletive] like that, you either win a championship or you don’t.”
• “Y’all don’t (appreciate Patriots), and unfortunately, because of the internet and [expletive] like that, you either win a championship or you don’t. Well, first of all, I do understand that aspect of it. But every year in sports, in my profession — I get paid to do what y’all do — you don’t have a chance to win. In New England, you have a chance to win every year.”
Barkley then went on to say the Patriots will suck when Tom Brady and Bill Belichick leaves.
“I was impressed with the Patriots organization,” Barkley said. “Because, like, they’ve lost so many people and y’all take the winning for granted. Y’all do. And let me tell y’all something when Bill Belichick leaves and Tom Brady leaves, y’all team’s gonna [expletive] suck.”