Breiden Fehoko may be a big-time NFL player, but his dad seems to be the star of the family, famous for his powerful pukanas.
Hawaiian-born Fehoko was mic'd up while playing for the Los Angeles Chargers in a 2022 pre-season game when the stadium camera found his dad in the crowd.
“Ay that’s my dad,” he told teammates while on the sideline. “That man wild bruh. They give my daddy more TV time than me. Pops needs to chill.”
It’s not the first time Breiden and his dad have made waves online. In 2018, the two of them performed a haka together before Breiden’s LSU football game.
“In our culture, when somebody gifts you with the haka, you usually sit there, you receive it, you accept it,” he told The Advocate after the game.
“But I was about to go play a game. I’m not about to just sit there and let him do it. I’ve got to get fired up somehow. I just dropped my stuff and the switch just flipped for me.”
The young fella was more than happy to explain to US media what the haka is all about.
“The chant comes from the Māori culture,” he said. “Basically what the words mean is that it’s preparing the young man, the soldier, back in the old days the warrior, to go to war.”
“He’s saying either he’s going to live or he’s going to die. I’m going to fight, I’m going to scratch, I’m going to claw for every breath I have and until the last breath I take I’m going to give it all I have. I’m going to fight for what I love.”
The Fehoko whānau know how to have a good laugh and show off the mana. Yeeyah.