Tom Brady gave his fans a scare when tweeted, “I’m retiring.”

Tom Brady is retiring … April fools!

The New England Patriots quarterback gave fans everywhere a scare Monday when he posted his first tweet and announced, “I’m retiring.”

Brady’s tweet received thousands of comments including one from Julian Edelman and the team itself.

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While a lot of fans were skeptical, Brady left us hanging for around 45 minutes before tweeting, “Was this a bad joke?”

Yes, yes it was.

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