New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. celebrated his touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons last weekend in style, emulating the Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Madden cover star performed the famous celebration after he scored a 67-yard touchdown against the Falcons in the second quarter. He finished with 146 yards and one touchdown from seven receptions.
This wasn't enough to give the Giants the win, however, as they still lost the game 24-20 at MetLife Stadium.
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The catch wasn't the same as the one that earned him the attention of the world last season, but celebrating in the style of one of the world's best soccer players will surely put this touchdown on the list at second place.
Beckham didn't just perform the celebration because he saw Ronaldo do it on TV. The wide receiver is a keen fan of soccer, and was once a prospect for the United States National Team, according to NJ.com.
He told the website during last year's World Cup: "I played (soccer) seriously until I was about 13 or 14 then the(US) national team wanted me to try out for it. It's just so much for a young kid to have to decide that. You'd have to leave your family. But I always played in the premiere leagues. I was 11 playing U-14, stuff like that. I was always playing up."
Beckham isn't the only NFL player to try the Ronaldo celebration. Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lamarr Houston celebrated in the same style last season after sacking New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo last October. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in the process and was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Odell Beckham Jr. Celebration
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