FOXBOROUGH, Mass.-- Outside Gillette Stadium, the house that Robert Kraft built, Patriots fans shared their reaction to the news police have accused him of soliciting a prostitute.
"I'm surprised, I am surprised," one man said.
Another added: "What? That's insane."
"Shocking really is...Speechless I guess," added a third.
Shock, surprise, and plenty of support for a man who has had led the Patriots to six Super Bowl wins.
"It's just one of those things that Mr. Kraft, someone is trying to come down on him, everybody hates to see the Patriots win," another person said.
A sampling of other reactions: "I think that we are all innocent until proven guilty, so that's what I think. if it's true it's disappointing, but that is his business."
"The real tragedy is if the women working in this place were forced to work there against their will, that would be a tragedy, but as far as the behavior, he is a big boy."
The Patriots have been through controversy before. See Spygate. See Deflategate.
As far as the latest news, Patriots fans, for the most part, are standing by the owner and his team.
"He is single, right? It's not like he is married," said one.
"It's not going to change the way I think about him, not going to change the way I think about Bob Kraft. It's not my business is what I'm basically trying to say," said another.
Fans said their comments don't take away from the seriousness of the charges nor the human trafficking element. They add, though, based on what they know right now they are standing with the Patriots owner.
VERY TIGHT SECURITY at @GilletteStadium after news of @Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s soliciting charges down in #Florida.— Eli Rosenberg NBC10 Boston (@EliNBCBoston) February 22, 2019
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Today we’re told we must remain in far parking lot. @NBC10Boston pic.twitter.com/RLhz8Vpoc4