Tom Brady has shocked the sporting world after announcing his comeback just two months after retiring – and Cristiano Ronaldo fans are convinced he had something to do with it.
Brady watched on from the crowd at Old Trafford during Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday where the Portuguese superstar scored a hat-trick - only his second ever for the club.
The pair met after the game and Brady appears to dodge an answer to Ronaldo’s question: “You’re finished, right?”
Cristiano Ronaldo : \u201cthanks for coming to the game\u201d\nTom Brady: \u201cit\u2019s my pleasure, congrats on your hat trick!\u201d\nCristiano Ronaldo: \u201cwhy are you retiring, you are too good to do that\u201d\nTom Brady: \u201cok, I might change my mind\u201dpic.twitter.com/WqpBDsknPc
One social media user wrote: “Tom Brady comes out of retirement a day after watching Cristiano Ronaldo score a Premier League hat-trick at 37-years-old.
“If Tom Brady went to watch Messi instead of Ronaldo he’d still be in retirement,” another said.
One more added: “Tom Brady was on his feet applauding Ronaldo's tremendous hattrick [at] Spurs, met him after the game and decided to return from retirement within 30 hours. Coincidence? nope.”
Not everyone is happy about Brady's comeback. The day before the 44-year-old confirmed he was returning to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an unlucky punter paid more than £397,000 [$518,000] for the ball that would have been the last touchdown pass of his career.