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Roger Goodell tweets ‘Key & Peele’ joke about relaxed celebration rules

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may not be known for his sense of humor, but it certainly seems like he has a soft spot in his funny bone for “Key & Peele.”

The NFL on Tuesday announced it would relax rules on celebrations. Goodell, in a letter to fans entitled “Touchdown celebrations: snow angels, group demonstrations and more are back!”, wrote the goal is to allow players “more room to have fun after they make big plays,” per an NFL.com report.

“We know that you love the spontaneous displays of emotion that come after a spectacular touchdown,” Goodell wrote in the letter. “And players have told us they want more freedom to be able to express themselves and celebrate their athletic achievements.”

Goodell alerted his Twitter followers of the developments as well.

And to further reinforce the point, perhaps, that he’s willing to let his proverbial hair down every once in a while, Goodell took to Twitter to make a “Key & Peele” reference. Goodell dropped a tweet about the “three pumps” excessive celebration aspect of a sketch involving terrifically named football star Hingle McCringleberry (more on that Key & Peele bit here).

First, the sketch.

And Goodell’s tweeted shout-out to Keegan-Michael Key.

Well played, Commissioner Goodell.

Interestingly, in the days leading up to Super Bowl LI, Goodell made reference to “pumps” in a promotional video during which he warned Key not to overdo it while serving as host of this year’s NFL Honors.

That Roger Goodell. What a cad.