Patriots fans are an emotional bunch today.
Just a little over a month after the team captured yeat another Super Bowl Championship, the fan base is in shambles after fan favorite and soon-to-be hall of famer Rob Gronkowski took to Instagram and posted a heartfelt message that he was retiring from the game.
It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.
While some fans spent time reflecting on his illustrious career, others wanted to play the blame game and directed their anger towards Gronk’s girlfriend.
Insanely hot Camille Kostek caught a bunch of hate on her most recent picture for being the sole cause of Gronk hanging up his cleats at age 29.
Here’s some comments via Sports Gossip:
Why’d you make Rob retire?
You and @gronk need to get married in rosemary!!! Dreamy!
YOU MADE HIM RETIRE YOU DUMMY
Must have been at this lunch date that @Gronk made decision on retirement ….. will be missed in pats nation. Great career Sir
@camillekostek This is all your fault!!! ??? ??? Take cafe of our boy!!!
Now he has to hang out with his annoying girlfriend 24/7.
Take good care of our Gronk. We’re gonna miss him!
Fuck all these people saying you’re the reason he’s retiring. You’re perfect. Inside and out. Keep going girlfriend
Ummm WHAT? Please tell me Gronk is with you!!
It’s all your fault
Calm down, Patriots fans. If your girl looked like that and you had millions in the bank, you’d retire to enjoy that everyday as well.