Tom Brady Returns to Football Field — and Dabs — After Deflategate Suspension, and Twitter Flips Out

He’s back! New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to the football field for the first time since his four-game Deflategate suspension, helping his team defeat the Cleveland Browns 33–13 on Sunday, October 9.

Resuming his regular duties as the Patriots’ starting quarterback, Brady, 39, threw a seven-yard touchdown to tight end Martellus Bennett in the first quarter at Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium. He later scored two more TDs, earning him his third career multitouchdown game.

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Tom Brady plays against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Oct. 9, 2016, in Cleveland. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The football pro was suspended following the 2015 AFC Championship Game scandal, which has since become known as Deflategate, in which Brady allegedly tampered with footballs used in a match against the Indianapolis Colts. His four-game suspension was initially vacated in September 2015, but a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals later reinstated it for the 2016 season. Brady said in July that he would not appeal the decision further.

The Patriots’ epic win Sunday sent fans into a frenzy on social media, particularly after the three-time Super Bowl MVP celebrated his so-called revenge tour by busting out retired Carolina Panthers star Cam Newton‘s trademark dab dance on the field.

“Brady’s Dab > Cam’s Dab #Patriots,” one Twitter user captioned a video of the funny moment. Another shared a photo of the dab, writing, “No caption needed.”

Brady’s proud wife, Gisele Bündchen, also joined in on the excitement, posting a cute pic on Instagram with the caption, “Go Pats!”

Go Pats!!! ??

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