NFL fans have erupted over what’s been labelled the ‘most disrespectful celebration of all time’.
During the New York Jets’ clash with the Cleveland Browns on Friday (AEST), young running back Isaiah Crowell shocked fans after scoring a touchdown.
A former Browns player who is now with the Jets, Crowell apparently didn’t enjoy his time in Cleveland.
Crowell returned to Cleveland as a member of the Jets on Friday, and let Browns fans know how he really felt about them with a vulgar TD celebration.
Crowell’s inappropriate celebration took place after he scored his second rushing touchdown of the night.
After scoring, Crowell walked to the middle of the end zone, turned his back to the fans, used the football as if it were toilet paper and then threw it into the crowd of Browns fans.
It wasn’t subtle.
As you might expect, Crowell was penalised for the celebration.
— Jared Tokarz (@NFLDraftInsider) September 21, 2018
Joe Buck, who famously called the Randy Moss mooning celebration, didn’t go so far as to call Crowell’s celebration a “disgusting act”, but he wasn’t too happy about it either.
Joe Buck on Randy Moss fake mooning fans: "A DISGUSTING ACT!"
Joe Buck on Crowell using football as toilet paper and throwing into the stands: "That'll draw a flag."
Age mellows all.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) September 21, 2018
Fans and other pundits weren’t as forgiving as Buck though.
There’s classless, and then there’s disgusting. I want to thank Isaiah Crowell for inspiring me to turn off the TV tonight.
— Christopher Walsh (@WritingWalsh) September 21, 2018
Isaiah Crowell just wiped his butt on the city of Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/8GtDuuoaeN
— Jordan Dajani™ (@JDnumba3) September 21, 2018
Isaiah Crowell should be banned from the NFL. WTF!! Absolutely disgusting #ThursdayNightFootball
— Mike (@stainemj) September 21, 2018
Isaiah Crowell is one class act.
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) September 21, 2018
— Helen D.🐾🐶♥️🐶🐾 (@HelenLuvsVSPink) September 21, 2018
— Steve (@therealspb) September 21, 2018
Isaiah Crowell had me RIGHT up until the celebration…..
— trey wingo (@wingoz) September 21, 2018
WHAT A DISGUSTING ACT BY ISAIAH CROWELL
— Leed (@pc_leed) September 21, 2018
Pretty disgusting act by #isaiahcrowell. Will the league actually do something to him? If he's a big player he gets a suspension, because he's whatever, probably nothing. 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct? Should have been more. There's no room for that in the game.
— Charlie Smith (@Charliecms7) September 21, 2018
#IsaiahCrowell just pretended to wipe his ass with the football, then threw the ball into the crowd, after his second touchdown. Not cool dude. Nor classy. Nobody enjoyed that TD celebration. #Jets #Browns
— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) September 21, 2018
Isaiah Crowell scored a touchdown, celebrated by wiping his butt with the ball and threw it into the Browns’ crowd. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a celebration that disrespectful.
— Christopher Carter (@CarterCritiques) September 21, 2018
— Howard Schultz Jr (@hschultzjr) September 21, 2018
Prior to joining the Jets, Crowell spent the first four years of his career in Cleveland.
With the Browns, he ran for over 3,000 yards and 22 total touchdowns in 64 games.