Caril Lloyd is getting in on the April Fool’s Day action.
In conjunction with NJ/NY Gotham FC, the soccer star mirrored Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady’s un-retirement post on Instagram.
Tom Brady’s TB12 fitness brand responded in jest, noting that the statement “looks familiar.”
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Like many, Orlando Pride forward Sydney Leroux fell victim to the joke.
“If this is an April Fool’s joke, you got me,” she commented.
Brady announced his retirement from the NFL in an Instagram post on Feb. 1, then called off his retirement in another post on March 13.
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Lloyd officially retired in November 2021 after announcing her retirement in August. She finished her career with 312 caps on the USWNT – the second-most in history – and 128 international goals. During that time she won two World Cups, two Olympic gold medals and two FIFA Player of the Year awards.
She made headlines in early March when she said that she “hated” playing for the USWNT in recent years.