Saturday 10 December 2016

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch appears to have announced his retirement in a unique way

Published 08/02/2016 | 11:03

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has got everyone talking after appearing to retire from the game during last night's Super Bowl 50.

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The controversial star had been telling friends he would retire after 10 seasons in the game, according to ESPN, and with 10 minutes left of last night's Super Bowl between Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, Lynch posted a subtle picture of boots hanging up on social media.

A tweet from Seattle's Richard Sherman to Lynch seems to have confirmed that the latter has indeed ended his football career.

“Salute to my guy @MoneyLynch … It was an honor sharing the field with you," said Sherman.

All the talk had been of the possible retirement of winning Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

"I'll take some time to reflect," Manning said among the gold ticker tape at Levi's Stadium.

"I have a couple of priorities first. I want to go kiss my wife and my kids, I want to go hug my family. I'm going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight. I promise you that!

"I'm going to take care of those things first, and say a little prayer to thank the man upstairs for this great opportunity. I'm just very grateful."

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