JJ Watt

J.J. Watt has been retired for not even four months now, but the future Pro Football Hall of Famer announced that he’s officially retiring from retirement.

No, Watt isn’t returning to the National Football League but is investing in the game of football overseas. On Monday, Watt and former United States midfielder and NWSL star Kealia Watt announced that they become investors in the Championship title winners, Burnley, who have recently been promoted back to the Premier League.

The couple made the move official in a statement on Monday:

“When you invest in a club that’s been around since 1882, you must have great respect for its history and tradition. We understand that not only are we investing in the squad and manager, we’re investing in the town and its people. We take that responsibility very seriously and intend to work hard in earning their trust and support.”

“We have such great respect for what has been built here by Alan, Vincent and the entire organisation and are looking forward to working with them. We believe that Burnley is a special club with incredible supporters and we want to help continue to elevate its global profile on its return to the Premier League.”

The sports world reacted to the massive announcement on social media:

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