The «Baby Gronk» phenomenon finally hit the real Gronk recently, when the retired tight end was asked about the social media sensation at Tight End University.
Jake San Miguel, the father of the 10-year-old boy, helped his son Madden amass more than 327,000 followers on social media. When San Miguel stepped into the spotlight earlier this month, the story of him and his drive to make his son a huge social media star didn’t exactly reach soccer fans.
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Rob Gronkowski spoke to Barstool Sports about «Baby Gronk» on Wednesday.
«Four weeks ago, my brother said to me, ‘Have you seen Baby Gronk?’ ‘Did I see it?’ I say. ‘His father of his already hit me 500 times.’ He says, ‘Don’t do anything,'» Gronkowski explained to Will Compton and Taylor Lewan of «Working with the boys».
«Dad is so annoying. And this was like five or six weeks ago. And then all of a sudden, two weeks later, it’s going all over the place. My brother died laughing.»
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Atlético interviewed San Miguel earlier this month and said he had a plan for his son «since before he was born.»
San Miguel added that his son is «the real deal» and «he tries really hard.»
«It’s not just because of the content,» he told The Athletic. «We put in five or six days a week of training. He diets, eats clean foods, salmon and brown rice. He’s on a grind. He’s a real athlete. He’s not a normal kid. Normal kids are emotional. They put their low on the head when they make mistakes, talks back to trainers, makes noises, but he doesn’t do that. He’s been trained and programmed since he was 6 years old.»
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Compton and Lewan also revealed direct messages from San Miguel asking for some kind of collaboration.