Baby Gronk’s dad Jake San Miguel has again found himself under fire this week.
On Thursday, The Athletic did a profile of the 10-year-old internet sensation Madden San Miguel better known as Baby Gronk, and his father, who says he’s been training his son to be an athlete since he was six years old.
From @TheAthletic: Baby Gronk is a 10-year-old whose father is pitching him as the next big thing in college football. “He’s a real athlete. He’s not a normal kid,” his father told us. “He has been trained and programmed since he was 6 years old.” https://t.co/GJIlXmQrzT pic.twitter.com/bw6dlUTwh2
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 9, 2023
After receiving criticism from football fans, Baby Gronk’s dad fired back, saying people were jealous of his son’s fame.
“It’s a new era, it’s a new generation,” San Miguel tells us. “The people that are normally jealous of us is kinda older. They just don’t get it. The times have changed — Elon Musk about to move us to Mars.”
Baby Gronk’s dad is having a meltdown because people are saying he shouldn’t treat a small child like a character in madden career mode lol pic.twitter.com/PeeOMpKjpR
— Cigs (@UsingCigarettes) June 10, 2023
On Saturday, San Miguel shared a video showing his 10-year-old son weight-lifting which once again brought criticism from the online community.
10 year old being forced to lift weights please arrest this guy https://t.co/bObNVTbjsz
— semaJ (@semaJ7272) June 10, 2023
Parents do not have your kids lifting this young. Let them start lightly in Jr high. Then let them grow into it in high school. Having them lift early will stunt their growth and hurt your kids. Let your kid play the game, but do not let your 10 year old do weight training. #stop https://t.co/z5M9znCdtb
— Ryne McCallum (@skibolightning) June 11, 2023