The Chicago Tribune did not mince words in describing the premature touchdown celebration of Chicago Bears cornerback Marcus Cooper on Sunday, calling him a member of the “Idiot Hall of Fame” for performing a “stupid move, even for a Bear.”
Watch below to see how Cooper earned the derision of the newspaper. A blocked field goal try from the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers landed right in his hands, providing a clear path to the end zone for an easy touchdown. Only Cooper loafed and showboated at the end ― and he got the ball knocked out of his hands by the Steelers’ Vance McDonald.
The Bears were given possession inside the 1-yard line after a Steelers penalty on the play, but they eventually settled for a field goal to take a 17-7 lead at the half. They won in overtime, 23-17, for their first victory of the season.
That TD would have come in handy, Marcus Cooper.
For The Win pointed that Cooper should have heeded his own words:
It’s not where you start. It’s where you finish. pic.twitter.com/WrpoyhExBF— Marcus Cooper (@Mr_Cooper860) July 10, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.