Marshawn Lynch has called it a day.

Marshawn Lynch announces retirement in Tweet during Super Bowl 50

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It's over, the end of an era in the National Football League. One of the great icons and personalities of the game has decided to bow out. 

At least, we think he has? 

This is after Marshawn Lynch all but confirmed his retirement on Twitter last night. In the closing moments of Super Bowl 50, Lynch stole the limelight of Peyton Manning's second Lombardi Trophy win. 


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And he did it in perfect Marshawn Lynch style, with minimal words but a whole lot of impact. 

The Seahawks powerhouse of a running back threw up a peace sign to go along with a picture of a pair of cleats hung over a powerline. No words were needed to decipher exactly what Beast Mode was hinting at. 

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You can tell how popular Lynch is amongst the fans by the reception of the tweet, which was retweeted nearly 170,000 times and 'liked' by 137,000 people.

Lynch's teammates at the Seahawks will miss him as well, by the looks of their tweets to their former brother:

Marshawn Lynch was an icon, teaching people to be themselves and not let anyone push them around. He will be missed in the NFL.

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