“How Much Did They Pay You Champ”: Rob Gronkowski’s Short-Lived Threads Life Sparks Cheeky Banter From NFL World

Published 07/06/2023, 11:19 AM EDT

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Meta’s latest app, called “Threads,” is the hot new thing taking the internet by storm. The new public conversation app deemed rival to Twitter, garnered an impressive five million sign-ups within the first four hours of its launch. Many sports big shots have already started to explore the new terrain like Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, and Lane Kiffin. Tom Brady has already hit 126k followers and Stephen Curry pulling in a whopping 227k count.

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The former tight end, Rob Gronkowski has also hopped in for the ride that sparked some cheeky reactions from the NFL fans.

Gronkowski on board


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Gronkowski with a massive 4.8 Million follower count, since joining the new app has snagged over 46k followers. He announced his debut on the terrain with a simple ‘holaaa’.

The netizens enthusiastically welcomed the NFL star on board. His next thread showed up within minutes. Yo soy “threading”, he wrote.


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With mere two threads, Gronkowski wrapped up his exploration in Threads within a matter of hours. He dropped his final post. My first day on threads was my best day ever, goodnight everyone, the final post read.

Fans could not help but rib the former tight end for hyping up the app so much within his seemingly short stint, unfolding a trail of hilarious reactions.

A paid promotion? fans suspect

Most of the cheeky reactions suspect Gronk was paid by the Meta CEO for his high praise of the app, amidst its multiple performance issues faced by users, like instances of crashing and glitches.

How much did Zuck pay you for someone to write that for you? A user jested with Gronkowski.

How much did they pay you champ? Another user had the same thoughts.

I can just hear Zuck in my head… ” Mr Gronkowski please…I’ll literally give you five million dollars…just write like three threads and say something nice about the platform. Another quipped.

The thread also elicited a range of funny reactions to his enthusiasm.


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A hilarious comment read. Then why are you going to bed early?

Explain, a cheeky comment sought context about his ‘best day’ on Threads.

Better than winning one of those 3 super bowls? Another poked fun.


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The cheeky comments were flowing in but Gronkowski can return to it after his restful nap. A wild entry for the Threads app and the NFL star.

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