New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas completed a 72-yard touchdown during his side's 45-35 victory over the LA Rams last night, but it is his celebration that has everyone talking.
With the Saints up by three points late in the fourth quarter, Thomas burned past Marcus Peters to race down the left touchline and in for a touchdown.
YOU CAN'T GUARD MIKE!!
— NFL (@NFL) November 5, 2018
After entering the end zone, Thomas then raced over a goal post and pulled out a mobile phone.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 5, 2018
The celebration was a recreation of Joe Horn's renowned effort against the Giants.
Thomas went on to reveal he had phones at both goalposts, planning for all possibilities. He said, "I watched the YouTube video before the game."
Michael Thomas had a phone hidden in each of the Saints goalposts, just in case ? pic.twitter.com/NfJ91gb4km
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Per CBS Sports, Horn loved the tribute.
When I saw him bring out that cellphone, I teared up. That's something that some kids don't do, to pay homage to an old soul. For him to do it on a national stage took a lot of courage. When I saw him bring out that cellphone, I teared up. I'm humbled.
Elsewhere, the New England Patriots overcame the Green Bay Packers 31-17 as Tom Brady once again responded the Aaron Rodgers challenge.
The GOAT, Tom Brady, tries to put the dagger into Aaron Rodgers and the #Packers with a 55-yard touchdown to Josh Gordon. Now hold a 14-point 4th quarter lead.
The best of all-time has done it again. Keep the "what if" discussions to yourselves. pic.twitter.com/OOSWjFCJbZ
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 5, 2018