unsportsmanlike conduct hahaha pic.twitter.com/3v0RKlhmFI
— spooky hombre ? (@whoisjoserivera) October 30, 2016
Seahawks' Earl Thomas flagged for hugging referee after touchdown
Posted: 4:54 PM, Oct 30, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-30 16:54:31-04
Have you ever been so happy that you just hugged the nearest person to you?
Well, that may not be a great idea if you’re an NFL player. Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas tried a new touchdown celebration on Sunday, and field officials weren’t impressed.
According to USA Today , after recovering a first-quarter fumble by New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram and returning it 34 yards for a touchdown, Thomas excitedly hugged a referee.
Thomas was subsequently given a 15-yard penalty.
We know you’re excited, buddy, but next time try to keep your hands to yourself.
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