Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio clearly isn’t a fan of “Key and Peele.”
Last week the Bears were blowing out the Buffalo Bills, and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch had a nice sack against Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman. Lynch gave a few pelvic thrusts to celebrate the sack and got a 15-yard penalty.
“Just classless, I would say,” Fox color commentator Daryl Johnson said during the broadcast.
It was probably a bit of an overreaction penalty for the celebration, which probably is a callback to the hilarious Hingle McCringleberry bit on “Key and Peele” years ago, but Fangio wasn’t a fan either.
“It’s embarrassing,” Fangio told reporters, via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Aaron Lynch doesn’t apologize for celebration
Although Lynch got a 15-yard penalty for it, he wasn’t too apologetic after the game.
“If they want to fine me for having fun doing something I love, then fine me,” Lynch said after the game, according to Mike Berman of NBC 5.
Lynch said he’d celebrate the same way again, but given Fangio’s reaction, that’s probably not going to happen.
‘Key and Peele’ celebration is famous
Lynch isn’t the first to pay homage to Hingle McCringleberry. Von Miller imitated the skit, got fined, and Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele said they paid the fine of more than $11,000.
If you somehow have never seen McCringleberry’s thrusting, where have you been?
It might be an expensive celebration for Lynch because the NFL loves fining players small fortunes for minor things, and his coordinator isn’t pleased with him either. But Lynch is probably not going to be the last player to do it.
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