Rob Gronkowski Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Former NFL player Rob Gronkowski looks on before Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Over the past several months, one of the loudest and fiercest debates in sports has been whether or not transgender women should be allowed to participate in women’s athletics. And it seems like legendary NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski has given his answer to the debate.

This week, Rob Gronkowski was asked about his stance on the issue by a reporter from The Daily Caller. And while the legendary tight end didn’t have many words to share with the reporter during the brief exchange, he certainly said enough to make his stance very clear.

“Mr. Gronkowski, I’m with the Daily Caller. I just wanted to ask you, should men be allowed to play in women’s sports?” the reporter asked, presumably referring to transgender women as “men” in this case, perpetuating anti-trans rhetoric.

Gronkowski did not give a verbal answer to the reporter, but he looked right into the camera and shook his head to indicate that his answer was “no.”

Obviously, this answer from Gronkowski generated quite a lot of buzz on social media.

To be fair, Gronkowski simply said he didn’t think that “men” should compete in women’s sports, not transgender women, so there’s a chance he simply misunderstood the question. But it’s quite clear what the reporter meant when asking the question.

[Daily Caller]