The Jacksonville Jaguars lost on Sunday to the Miami Dolphins, but for the first three quarters the Jaguars defense kept the team in it and made several plays worthy of celebrating.
Ryan Davis' second sack of the game was definitely one of them. Not only was it on third down and force a punt, but it gave him 4.0 sacks on the season and tied him with Chris Clemons for the team lead.
Here's the sack and Davis' trademark (as well as the rest of the team's and league's) selfie celebration:
Minutes later, @NFL tweeted it out. Why not? It was a good play, the celebration is fun, and Davis is a guy who fought his way up from undrafted, to practice squad, to backup, to team leader in sacks.
But then #FootballTwitter saw it and God forbid football players have fun whilst playing and (gasp!) losing a game.
Here's a small sample of the people who hated Davis for celebrating and will probably spend tomorrow reminding teachers they didn't assign homework and informing small children the truth about Santa Claus.
@nfl @bigdavis813 looks like something a team with 1 win would do— Trevor J. (@TJavenblahblah) October 26, 2014
@nfl @bigdavis813 should take a pic of the scoreboard— Nick Newton (@NickNewton82) October 26, 2014
@nfl @bigdavis813 what a db. What was the final score Mr Davis? Karma— SR (@srstlouis) October 26, 2014
@nfl @bigdavis813 if your a natural egotistical maniac with low self esteem & no confidence, take a selfie!!!!— Jon Burgett (@BurgettJon) October 26, 2014
Davis' responses are great, and props to him for actually tweeting back at nearly everyone who sent garbage to his mentions. But in all, his general thoughts on the whole selfie celebration were:
Lol man take it easy guys I wanna win too but don't attack my mentions cuz of a selfie celebration, it's fun to play football.— Ryan Davis (@bigdavis813) October 26, 2014
Selfie on, Ryan Davis.