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David Ortiz says NFL will lose a fan if Tom Brady's 'stupid' suspension is upheld

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 13: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady poses for a photograph with David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox in the batting cage after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at Fenway Park on April 13, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 13: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady poses for a photograph with David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox in the batting cage after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at Fenway Park on April 13, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

David Ortiz is Boston through and through. He loves the city and the teams that play for Beantown.

So it doesn't come as much of a surprise that the Boston Red Sox icon is not pleased about Tom Brady's four-game suspension for Deflategate. And Ortiz says that if Brady isn't playing for the New England Patriots at the start of next season, Ortiz won't be watching.

"I think it's stupid, to be honest with you," Ortiz told Sports Illustrated in a Q&A. "Put it this way: You're talking about the one player that everybody wants to watch play. We're not just talking about any player. We're talking about Tom Brady. If I turn on the TV on Sunday to watch a Patriots game and I know that Tom Brady is not playing, I would turn off the TV. I don't want to watch that game."

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