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Tennessee’s Jonathan Kongbo isn’t retiring, he just lost a game of FIFA

Jonathan Kongbo’s cryptic tweet made people think he was quitting football. He just lost in video games. 

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Tennessee’s football team is going through some tough times right now.

The Volunteers have lost three in a row and their best offensive player is transferring. To make matters worse, one of their most talented defensive players sent a cryptic tweet on Sunday that made it seem like he was done playing football. 

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones explained that Kongbo isn’t not done playing real-life American football, but he is finished playing virtual association football.

“That’s why we don’t hit the panic button,” Jones said. “He lost in a FIFA game and those were soccer cleats that he tweeted out.”