Tom Brady’s second retirement announcement on Feb. 1 was met with a lot less shock and disappointment from fans, who pretty much saw it coming considering the lackluster season he just had.
In fact, some Patriot loyalists are still bitter that he reneged on his initial retirement plans in the first place, including one enterprising fan who is now auctioning off sand from the beach where he supposedly shared the news.
Just hours after Brady’s announcement went live, TikTok user @betracarol uploaded her own video.
“Good afternoon guys,” the TikToker began, before admitting that, “this is obviously a tough day for a lot of us.”
“I was a Tom Brady fan for a really long time,” she continued. “I’m actually sitting exactly where he retired this morning, you can see the building [behind me], they’re the exact same.”
When Brady announced his retirement for the first time back in 2022, @betracarol says she was overcome with emotion, and began both hyperventilating and crying over the news.
But now? Things are much, much different.
“I don’t really give a f***, because you ruined your family to get smacked in a wildcard game,” she said bluntly. “Every dollar that I bet on you this season that I lost I will be making back, because I will be selling this sand that you sat on as you retired.”
Since sharing the clip, thousands of TikTokers have liked the post. And judging by the comments section, many of them share the same sentiments as @betracarol.
“Yoooo this is great,” one user commented.
“This is hilarious,” added someone else.
“Genius!” said another.
But there were plenty of others who defended Brady, telling @betracarol she was being too “aggressive” and making unfair assumptions about the demise of Brady’s marriage.
“You have no idea if he got divorced bc he went back to football,” one person told her. “Maybe he went back to football so he didn’t loose his wife and the game he played.”
When Brady initially announced his retirement in January 2022, he did seem somewhat reluctant about it.
“I said this a few years ago, it’s what relationships are all about,” the footballer said at the time, referring to his 13-year marriage to supermodel Gisele Bündchen. “It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family. And I’m gonna spend a lot of time with them and figure out in the future what’s next.”
While @betracarol’s TikTok may sound like a joke, it actually seems to be the real deal. According to reports, there is actually a bottle of sand for sale on eBay right now that claims to be “the” sand Brady sat on at Surfside Beach in Miami last week. And believe it or not, the current bid is up to a whopping $667.
In a follow-up TikTok, posted just over the weekend, @betracarol also confirms that the listing is hers, and throws in some added footage of her scooping up the sand IRL.
“You will find no other listing like this,” the eBay listing promises. “No one else took a sample on Feb 1st after the GOAT posted his real retirement. You will be owning the very land the GOAT retired on.”
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