This was to pay homage to former New Orleans Wide Receiver Joe Horn who also did that celebration in the 2000s.
Michael Thomas had a clutch game-clinching touchdown for the Saints late in the fourth quarter that helped hand the Rams their first loss of the season. Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily reported the Saints' Week 9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams drew a monstrous 15.2 rating, second only to the much-hyped Sunday Night Football duel between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and New England Patriots passer Tom Brady (which put up a 15.6).More news: Driver Charged in Death of Actress' Toddler Kills Herself
But, Vick clearly didn't feel the same way. saying the old, cell-phone-under-the-goal-post routine is bad for the sport! Horn was fined $30,000 for the showmanship, so we'll have to wait and see if Thomas' wallet takes a hit as well.
Michael Vick's down for touchdown celebrations. but when it comes to pullin' out cell phones in the endzone like Michael Thomas did Sunday?? On top of that, Horn also went out and ordered Thomas #13 jersey, which he plans to wear when he attends any future Saints events.More news: ''Sit down. You are very rude
Thomas said he watched the celebration before the game and had been thinking about duplicating it for a while.
"I paid a tribute to him, tried to get the crowd going a little bit more, set the tone, have fun out there, giving people a show", Thomas said, according to ESPN. All these guys just catching touchdowns and celebrating with each other, having fun, getting the crowd involved.More news: Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics
Horn said he texted Thomas and "thanked him for doing what most athletes in his position would never do".