For whatever reason, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has decided in 2019 to join Twitter. In his very first tweet, Brady trolled the masses with a fake retirement rumor.
Keep in mind, you do know what day this is.
Tom Brady started his Twitter this AM, sure, but he only has 134 followers? pic.twitter.com/xZCAs4R9JB— 12up (@12upSport) April 1, 2019
Good one, Tom. Surely not a soul fell for this obvious attempt at satire. The better story, however, is how quickly TB12's twitter following is multiplying.
At the time of the post, Brady had 134 followers. Since then, he's added tens of thousands, and it's been less than an hour.
Tom Brady is now on Twitter. And he's got jokes. https://t.co/CjIjMJ9L37— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) April 1, 2019
I want to know how many people actually took this tweet seriously? There had to have been one person with a blue check mark who took this as gospel and tried to be first with the story, right?
Brady has been latching on to social media more and more in recent years, including his Instagram, but if this is the very best he has to offer on Twitter, it might be best that he sticks with IG and nothing else. Or, perhaps this is just the beginning.