Tom Brady Joins Twitter to Announce His Retirement

Apr 02, 2019, 00:30
Tom Brady Joins Twitter to Announce His Retirement

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

In an April Fools' Day prank the rest of the National Football League wishes was real, Tom Brady joined Twitter to formally announce his retirement.

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Brady picked up more than 30,000 followers followers in 30 minutes after that tweet, many of them happily acknowledging the timing of his Twitter arrival, with a hat tip to arguably the NFL's greatest QB of all time. Brady made history by winning his sixth Super Bowl ring Sunday night.

And yes, Patriots fans and media members had a lot of thoughts and feelings about the tweet.

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Some fans, who clearly weren't paying very close attention to the calendar, were a little anxious after they saw Brady's tweet. "Was this a bad joke?" As of the late afternoon Monday, Brady had followed 98 people (mostly athletes and musicians), and even thrown out a few (three to be exact) likes.

Brady, who turns 42 in August, has addressed the subject of retirement before, saying he hopes to play until he is 45.

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