Rob Gronkowski ditched multiple shirts, caught Tide Pods, and drank wine in the Patriots’ parade

Wardrobe changes were made.

Rob Gronkowski's shirt is removed during the Patriots' Super Bowl victory parade.
Rob Gronkowski's shirt is removed during the Patriots' Super Bowl victory parade. –John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he hasn’t made a decision about his NFL future. But if Super Bowl LIII really was his final game, he made sure to savor Tuesday’s celebratory parade to the fullest extent.

Perched atop a duck boat along with other team tight ends and family members, Gronkowski began the festivities wearing a Patriots poncho.

He appeared to enjoy a bottle of wine:

And a beer:

The shirt was eventually removed.

…and replaced (briefly) by a police vest.

A goat made a brief appearance on his duck boat.

Also, Gronkowski (a Tide spokesperson) caught a box of Tide PODS.

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Here’s a wider shot of Gronkowski partying in another Boston championship celebration.

If Gronkowski does retire from football, a lasting image might prove to be making one-handed catches at the parade after winning another Super Bowl.

 

The best photos from the parade:

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