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Chicago billboard zings Lamarr Houston over injury suffered celebrating (photo)


Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston arguably deserves all the mock and ridicule coming his way over how he suffered a knee injury on Sunday while celebrating a play during the team’s 51-23 loss to the New England Patriots.

Houston suffered a ruptured his right ACL during the celebration, ending his season.

If it wasn’t bad enough to suffer a season-ending injury while executing a sack dance, Houston’s egregious transgression against any semblance of good sense or perspective is further degraded by the fact that the game was well out of hand at the time with the Bears were down by 25 points in the fourth quarter.

And he didn’t even sack Tom Brady, either, but backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Between the status of the game at the time of the sack and the victim — excluding Houston’s self-inflicting damage, of course, — talk about literally adding insult to injury. A company that sponsors an electronic billboard decided to have a little fun at Houston’s expense by putting up the above image on its sign in the Chicagoland area that savages Houston’s injury while at the same time making a brilliant pop culture reference.

Ha. “Houston, we have a problem.” Brilliant “Apollo 13” reference. Well done, folks. Although to be fair, Houston’s injury is one of the least embarrassing things going on with the Bears right about now.

[Chicago Tribune]