Tom Brady's First-Ever Tweet Is a 'Bad Joke'

New England Patriots QB pretends he's retiring
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2019 3:00 PM CDT
Tom Brady Sends His Very First Tweet
Tom Brady during the New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.   (Jon Morgan/AP Images for Head & Shoulders)

Tom Brady is now on Twitter, and being that he sent his first tweet on April 1, it's only fitting that it was an April Fools' Day joke. "I'm retiring. In my spare time, I'll be tweeting #LFG," the New England Patriots quarterback tweeted. The Patriots' official Twitter account replied with a GIF of an unamused Michael Scott from The Office, and CBS Sports notes that some fans were shocked and dismayed at the apparent news, leading to Brady's second-ever tweet: "Was this a bad joke?" confirms that the six-time Super Bowl champ, 41, has no plans to retire. (More Tom Brady stories.)

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