Sad news for Simpson fans. Speculation had been rife that the American footballer will announce his retirement from sports, at age 73, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 24/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a footballer isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a footballer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouO. J. was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouO. J..”
— @DesireePlum, 23 Oct 2020
“Simpson wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 23 Oct 2020
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