The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots kicked off the 2017-2018 NFL season in Foxborough, Massachusetts Thursday night. Tyreek Hill is a wide receiver for the Chiefs and he caught a pass that resulted in him running 75 yards for the touchdown.
Any player who is able to do this during a game would obviously celebrate when no one can catch up to you. It is never an easy thing to do when you have to catch a football and make sure no one is about to mow you down at the same time.
As Hill was running into the endzone for the touchdown, he threw up a peace sign to the Patriots players chasing him down. Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk says Hill, “should have been a foul for taunting.”
Apparently the rule book says a player cannot “bait” a player from another team and some say the peace sign was baiting the Patriots defenders. This is ridiculous because Hill had that much room to run for the touchdown, it is on the Patriots for letting that happen.
Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $24,000 last season for speaking to a defender, according to SportingNews.com if that gives you any context about how ridiculous the NFL is on “taunting” players.
— OddsShark (@OddsShark) September 8, 2017