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What did Tom Brady mean by LFG in his 22nd season tweet?

Amber Peake September 10, 2021
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As legendary football player Tom Brady celebrated his 22nd season as part of the NFL on social media yesterday (Thursday, 9 September), some have wondered what the athlete means by LFG. We explore the meaning behind Tom Brady’s use of LFG.

Tom Brady’s LFG tweet explained

In celebration of his 22nd season as part of the NFL, Tom Brady took to Twitter yesterday (Thursday, 9 September) as he shared a hype video with his 2 million followers.

Captioning the post, he wrote: “Year 22…LFG,”. Brady was later seen to use the acronym within the video as it appears in a slow-mo shot of a football being thrown across a pitch.

LFG is an acronym that stands for the phrase “Let’s f****** go” or, without the expletives, “Let’s freaking go“. Brady often uses the term on social media and has become a notable catchphrase of the player’s.

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When did Tom Brady start using the phrase?

According to Urban Dictionary, LFG with the meaning of “Let’s f****** go” has been around since 2010. Over the years, it has become a popular phrase within the world of sports, with Tom Brady using the term as early as 2017 on Instagram.

In 2018 he famously used the term in his acceptance speech for his NFL MVP award. As Brady was not able to accept his award in person, wide receiver Julian Edelman read out his speech.

Accepting the award on Brady’s behalf, Edelman said: “[Brady] said one thing for me to say, he said ‘LFG.’ I don’t know what it means, but he said LFG.”

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Twitter celebrates the NFL player’s 22 season

Tom Brady started his career in the NFL as he was drafted by the New England Patriots as part of the 2000 NFL draft. He has since become known alongside the Tampa Bay Buccaneers having signed with the team last year.

As he celebrates 22 seasons within the NFL, fans of the player have since taken to social media to celebrate his success:

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.