PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Steelers fans are upset by Emmanuel Sanders’ flip into the end zone and Antonio Brown’s first-down gesture. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals were mad at the Los Angeles Dodgers for some of their celebrations during the NLCS. Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan’s Troy Clardy has a message for those who are upset when an athlete celebrates: relax, and try to understand where these celebrations come from.
“Instead of just outright condemning celebrations and turning up your nose and acting all self-righteous just because Emmanuel Sanders does a front flip into the end zone when he scores, how about trying to understand why these guys celebrate?” Clardy said. “I think it might change your view a little bit.”
“I may not prefer those celebrations, but I understand them,” Troy said. “As long as they don’t cross a line that taunts or belittles an opponent, I’m not going to condemn celebrations. I understand the ‘act like you’ve been there before’ approach. But in pro sports, where careers are so short, I understand why some guys decide to act like they may never get there again.”
Clardy reveals three reasons why he largely gives pro athletes a pass for celebrating whenever they make a big play. Listen to his thoughts below and catch him Sunday mornings on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.