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Funniest, sweetest reactions to Tony Romo's retirement announcement

Social media lights up in wake of No. 9's NFL departure

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SAN ANTONIO – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has elicited as many jeers as he has cheers over his 14-year career.

Romo announced Tuesday that he is retiring to begin the next phase of his career as a broadcaster, ESPN reports.

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Social media lit up Tuesday morning in the wake of the bombshell announcement, with many in the Twitterverse focusing more on his foibles than his achievements. 

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Below are some of the best and funniest reactions about No. 9's departure from the NFL.