Watch: NFL player penalized for celebrating with official

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Photo / Getty Images
Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Photo / Getty Images

With the NFL cracking down on post-touchdown celebrations, you aren't likely to witness many outlandish celebrations by players who score six-pointers.

Even if you do get to witness a rare, wild celebration by a player who is overjoyed after having crossed the end zone, that player is more than likely going to be penalized for it.

However, it seems as though nobody told Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas that.

After capitalizing on a fumble by the New Orleans Saints, Thomas embraced and hugged an official as part of his post match celebration.

Consequentially, he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Despite Thomas' enthusiastic post-touchdown celebrations, the Seahawks went on to lose the match 25-20.

- NZ Herald

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