Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill celebrated his touchdown by grabbing a phone and recording a selfie of himself doing a backflip.
On Sunday, NFL star Hill created a viral video when he scored a touchdown in the Dolphins’ game against the Carolina Panthers.
TYREEK HILL SCORED THE TD, TOOK THE PHONE, DID A BACKFLIP AND TOOK A SELFIE 💀 pic.twitter.com/rYgJWgw2WJ
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) October 15, 2023
Hill grabbed the phone of an individual standing in the end zone and filmed a selfie video of himself doing a backflip.
The impressive POV video of Hill performing a backflip was posted on the NFL’s X (formerly Twitter) account minutes later before it was apparently deleted.
It is likely that the NFL deleted the selfie video as Hill violated the league’s celebration rules and the Dolphins’ wide receiver will face a fine for filming the footage. The use of an external prop guarantees that Hill will be fined for possibly a significant amount of money.
However, in an interview with ESPN Sports, Hill says that breaking the rules to film the selfie video was worth the cost of a hefty fine.
“I know the NFL’s gonna fine me for it, but it’s worth it, though,” Hill says.
“To be able to create memories I can look back on when I’m done is something I think of every time I play this game. Every time I step on the field I’m gonna try to make it memorable.”
Hill appeared disappointed when reporters told him that he had only filmed half of his backflip — not the entire trick — on the smartphone.
“It was one of those things that just kind of happened,” Hill continues.
“I had seen the camera and you know, I just kind of took it from him and he didn’t want me to take it from him. So but, I just called my shot.”
Hill has been previously penalized for his unconventional celebrations. He was fined $10,000 as recently as last weekend for flashing a peace sign as he sprinted into the end zone for a 69-yard touchdown against the New York Giants.
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