With the Patriots going down to the Denver Broncos and losing their undefeated record, it must feel like the whole world is against Rob Gronkowski.
During Sunday’s game, the officials called New England’s tight end for offensive pass interference – the fourth time Gronkowski has been punished for OPI this season.
While some would put this down to several errors of judgement by Gronk, Jeff Hoe from the Boston Herald went on the Toucher & Rich Show and divulged on his theory that the NFL are actually targeting Gronkowski.
And Gronkowski clearly agrees after reposting a link to the story:
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) December 1, 2015
Here’s what Hoe actually said regarding his ‘conspiracy’ theory on Gronk:
“There is no question about that. There is not even a debate, especially after that fourth quarter OPI called on Sunday.
“That closed the book on that debate; they are going after Rob Gronkowski.”
“He didn’t even initiate the contact and was penalized on that play. That was the worst penalty, up there with the Malcolm Butler PI [against the Giants]. Those are the two worst penalties I’ve seen called this season against the Patriots.”
Gronkowski was carted off the field after hurting his right knee in the fourth quarter on Sunday, meaning he is unlikely to feature in the next game.
But the Patriots can’t afford to feel sorry for themselves for too long as they host a resurgent Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.