Michael Thomas paid tribute to former Saints wide receiver Joe Horn’s cell phone touchdown celebration. After catching a long touchdown pass to help put the Saints up by 10 points over the Rams, Thomas ran to the goal post and picked up a cell phone from underneath the covering.
Horn pulled off the same move more than a decade ago. Thomas was flagged for 15 yards which could have resulted in a critical penalty. Here is how Horn described the inspiration to for the move back in a 2003 interview with ESPN.
Horn was still wearing his helmet when he punched in numbers, put the phone to his earhole and began speaking into it for a few seconds.
“I had told my kids to be at home, watching the game, and I told my momma, ‘Mom, if I score the second one, I’m going to get my
cell phone out,’ ” Horn said.
Horn then ran back to his bench and was confronted by coach Jim Haslett. Horn drew the coach’s ire earlier this season for a touchdown celebration. After scoring against Atlanta Oct. 19, Horn pretended to machine gun two teammates, who fell to the ground in the end zone.
Here’s a look at Horn’s original celebration.
Source: Heavy Sports