The touchdown celebration -- a modern day form of athletically charged art -- is always exciting but rarely carries a significant social message. That's okay, because, well, we don't like our sports stars to be that opinionated. But occasionally, there's a message that gets delivered. Roddy White whipping out "Free Mick Vick" is one example.
We're told that Bengals receiver Chad Johnson a/k/a Chad Javon Ochocinco had a special touchdown celebration planned for Sunday's game at Houston, if he had actually managed to, you know, score a touchdown.
Per a league source, Johnson had a Barack Obama banner stashed in each end zone, which he planned to retrieve and unfurl if he had scored.
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Of course, as Florio noted, there's one problem with Ocho Cinco's plan: he didn't score. So, my friends, that plan didn't work out so well.
One would have to imagine though, that there's a reasonable chance COC will attempt this again; in case you hadn't noticed, he's incredibly attention starved at this point in the season.
And even if he's just doing it because he really wants to show his support for Barack, well, there are puh-lenty of other ways that wouldn't be classified as "undignified" and "selfish" of doing so. But hey, if Chad can somehow manage to find the end zone -- or, crazy idea, crack 100 yards in a game this season -- I say let him be his old crazy self and do whatever. He's got plenty of money to pay the fine since he abandoned that whole Ocho Cinco jersey idea.
Chad Johnson Was Reportedly Planning to Bust Out Barack Banners for TD Celebration originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on 2008-10-29T11:15:00+00:00. Please see our terms for use of feeds.