John Mara ‘very unhappy’ with Odell Beckham’s TD celebration
New York Giants co-owner John Mara indicated in an email to the New York Post Tuesday morning that he was not impressed with Odell Beckham Jr.’s crude touchdown celebration during Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The enigmatic Giants wideout mimicked a dog urinating after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the loss. Beckham was penalized 15 yards for the act.
Odell Beckham pees like a dog. pic.twitter.com/uBZqGNIZ1o
— Sports Videos & GIFs (@Sports__GIF) September 24, 2017
Mara not surprisingly wasn’t pleased with Beckham’s antics.
“I do not want to get into a discussion about this,” Mara said in the email to the Post. “But I will say that I am very unhappy with Odell’s behavior on Sunday and we intend to deal with it internally.”
Beckham indicated on Monday in a tweet that his celebratory antics might have been inspired by President Donald Trump’s remarks calling NFL players who protest during the anthem “sons of b—-es.”
If u seen that , I have to tip my hat to u for thinkin outside the box. #URRIGHTONPOINT impressed
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) September 25, 2017
Beckham later explained the celebration as follows.
“I was in the end zone. I scored a touchdown,” Beckham said, via NJ.com. “I’m a dog so I acted like a dog. I don’t know if the rulebook said you can’t hike your leg. (The referee) said I peed on somebody, so I was trying to find the imaginary ghost that I peed on. But I didn’t see him.”
Regardless of the inspiration behind the celebration, it would appear it resulted in Beckham being in the Giants owner’s doghouse, as it were.