Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski officially called it quits on Monday, and, for some reason, fans are placing the blame on his girlfriend, Camille Kostek.
It’s a bit ridiculous, frankly, as fans focused on the caption she used for an Instagram post, essentially supporting Gronk for his decision to retire, as any girlfriend would. And yet, fans parsed the statement, and thought this particular sentence meant that Kostek had pushed him to retire:
“I quietly smile because I know I’m yours and I will continue to root you on in all that you do,” she wrote, as you can see below.
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You motivate me to be better, you show me that limits can be pushed and that challenges make you stronger. If you ask me, you’re the best to ever do it. There is nothing like the thrill of watching you play. I love you with all my heart, you allow me to take the term “proud girlfriend” to a new level. For all the people that have come up to us to tell you they are your biggest fan, I quietly smile because I know I’m yours 😉 and I will continue to root you on in all that you do ❤️💙 WE LOVE YOU PATS NATION & @patriots !!!! #retirement #87 #HallOfFamer
You may not be familiar with Kostek. And if not, here are some photos of her and Gronk.
Fans really can be out of control, as the logic here just really doesn’t add up. First off, there were rumors swirling that Gronk nearly retired one year ago, and would have, had the Patriots won Super Bowl LII, but he returned in hopes of winning another ring, and did. It’s highly unlikely that Kostek even had anything to do with his decision. Injuries and a desire to explore life outside of football were probably what moved the needle.