Houston (CBS Houston) – DeAndre Hopkins found the endzone for the third time this season during the Texans 23-17 win over the Bills. After the play, Hopkins did a popular soccer celebration known as ‘The Dead Fish”. The move, made popular in the United States by the video game Fifa, involves jumping sideways and freezing.
“The celebration is called ‘The Dead Fish’,” Hopkins said after the game. “It’s highly known in soccer. A lot of soccer players do that after they score a goal. My soccer fans know what the celebration was.”
Hopkins, a huge soccer fan, was flagged under the NFL’s celebration rules because he went to the ground.
“I didn’t know you couldn’t dive on the ground in the endzone,” Hopkins said. “I just thought it was the goal posts (that were off limits).”
Bill O’Brien chewed him out after the flag, but the penalty didn’t hurt too much as the Texans went on to win.
For those unfamiliar with the move, here it is.
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