The NFL has been much more lenient with celebration penalties the past few years, but the league still frowns upon props. That’s really a shame, because things like the Michael Thomas cell phone callback are, well, fun.
Today, Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill cooked up quite the celebration of his own at Arrowhead. Hill scored on this Patrick Mahomes pass and immediately climbed into the crowd, but not to celebrate with fans:
Hill’s ability to even sort of properly aim that lens is impressive given his helmet; I wear glasses and I can barely look through the viewfinder on a regular camera. The best part may have been Hill recording his own penalty being given:
Those fifteen yards are worth it. Just let players use props. The worst thing that can happen is bad comedy.