Tom Brady joins Twitter on April Fools Day, announces his retirement

Tom Brady

Six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady joined Twitter on Monday and announced he's "retiring" from football.

In February, after claiming a record sixth Super Bowl ring, Brady had said he had no intention of retiring.

Tom Brady picked the prime day to post his first tweet ever.

Last week, the NFL's official Instagram page posted a graphic of Tom Brady and Gronkowski and which players caught the most touchdowns from Brady in their New England career.

Considering it's April 1st, it's obvious that the tweet was an obvious April Fools joke although Patriots fans probably aren't laughing that hard over it.

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So, while the tweet is very much a joke, the account is very real and growing.

It took all of five minutes after Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement before people started to talk about the tight end's potential comeback.

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

The apparent joke received more than 10,000 retweets and more than 20,000 likes in its first hour.

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