Touchdown celebrations are a part of football. They are engrained in the fabric of the game. The professional game, that is.
The problem with the pros doing their scripted routines is that amateurs often times mimic them. That was the case in North Carolina where a HS quarterback scored a TD, then got his Cam Newton on. Let’s just say he won’t be doing that again.
And by the way, an ejection for this is silly.
West Mecklenburg High School quarterback Jalan McClendon was ejected from a state playoff game on Friday for doing the “Superman” touchdown celebration that Newton does when he scored. And McClendon would have been suspended for two additional games if the referee had called the celebration a form of taunting. Fortunately, the ref said it was an unsportsmanlike act but not taunting, which means he gets an ejection but not a suspension.