After snubbing Patriots fans earlier in his lengthy list of shout-outs in his nine-frame Instagram post announcing his retirement, Tom Brady thanked the New England Patriots faithful in a post to Instagram stories today.
"Thank you @patriots and Patriot Nation," Brady posted on his story. "Beyond Grateful and Love You All."
He tweeted a similar message, too:
What this is about: In a goodbye announcement posted to his social media earlier today, Tom Brady wrote: "I have loved my NFL career, and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention."
Brady thanked his wife, kids and parents; his trainer Alex Guerrero; and his agents, Don Yee and Dubin. The seven-time Super Bowl winner also sent thanks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans, the city of Tampa and the Tampa-St. Petersburg region, team owners the Glazer family, his coach Bruce Arians and "every single Bucs staffer and employee."
But missing from the list of mentions in Brady's initial note, however, was anyone affiliated with the New England Patriots organization or the team's fans.