Rob Gronkowski won’t soon forget his first immersion into another kind of football.
The New England Patriots tight end visited FC Barcelona this week during an offseason trip to Spain. He attended his first soccer game Wednesday at Nou Camp, watching Barcelona’s 6-1 thumping of Sporting Gijon from inside the bowels of its iconic stadium.
Gronkowski enjoyed the experience so much that he returned to the club the next day for a behind-the-scenes tour and a meet-and-greet with several Barcelona players, including Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and, of course, Lionel Messi.
Barcelona shared a video of Gronkowski’s visit Friday on Twitter.
If Gronk decides to start kicking field goals and extra points next season, we’ll know for sure he has caught soccer fever.