BOSTON (CBS) – Colts owner Jim Irsay is quite the follow on Twitter, and is perhaps one of the most active team owners on social media.
Irsay tweets Led Zeppelin lyrics, team transactions, contests and more — sometimes in the wee hours of the morning.
On Sunday night, while seven of his Colts players were about to participate in the Pro Bowl, Irsay fired off a series of tweets addressing the controversy that stained last week’s AFC Championship game, now known as DeflateGate.
Irsay started off by congratulating New England, and even admitted his team didn’t have what it took to win:
We congratulate The Patriots as AFC Champions. We knew the difficulties of going to New England and did not overcome the obstacles we faced.— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 26, 2015
He then touched on the Indianapolis-New England rivalry, and what he expects to be an exciting Super Bowl matchup.
Our rivalry with The Pats is something we treasure in the depths of our competitive soul,where the fire burns hot. We look forward to 2015.— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 26, 2015
Seahawks/Pats will be a great Super Bowl. It's a great matchup between defending Champions and a team with championship lineage.— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 26, 2015
However, his final tweet on the matter seemed to suggest that his organization believes a wrongdoing took place, despite Bill Belichick’s impassioned, impromptu press conference on Saturday and Tom Brady’s public denial on Thursday.
We are confident the NFL and Commissioner will address the concerns that arouse from our Champ Game. The integrity of the game is critical.— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) January 26, 2015
Brady appeared on TV during the Pro Bowl telecast Sunday night and said the NFL has not yet spoken to him regarding the deflated footballs, and he expects that meeting to take place after the Super Bowl.
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