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Tom Brady reveals surprise return to football in heartfelt statement

The NFL star is not bowing out yet

Tom Brady left fans surprised and delighted when he revealed that he would be returning to football after announcing his retirement.

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The NFL star took to Twitter to share a heartfelt statement, revealing that he felt his place was still on the football field and he was not ready to become a spectator.

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He wrote: "These past two months I've realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. 

"I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I'm coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG," he concluded.

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Immediately many fans took to the comments to express their happiness but also their surprise as the announcement came quite suddenly.

"So you're telling me you UNRETIRED," one wrote, with another adding: "I knew there was absolutely no way ultra competitive Tom Brady was going out on a loss and at the top of his game."

Tom revealed he would be returning to the NFL

However, a third also said: "YES THE GOAT IS BACK," with another replying: "LET'S GO THE GOAT IS BACK!!!!" and many others repeating the sentiment.

The sports icon had announced his retirement from the NFL with another emotional statement back in February.

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"This is difficult for me to write, but here it goes: I am not going to make that competitive commitment anymore," he wrote.

"My teammates, coaches, fellow competitors, and fans deserve 100 per cent of me, but right now, it's best I leave the field of play to the next generation of dedicated and committed athletes."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The sports star announced his retirement in February

He even paid tribute to his wife Gisele and his three children, saying: "You are my inspiration. Our family is my greatest achievement."

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