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Seahawks' Earl Thomas flagged for hugging referee after touchdown

Posted: 4:54 PM, Oct 30, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-30 16:54:31-04
Seahawks' Earl Thomas flagged for hugging referee after touchdown
Have you ever been so happy that you just hugged the nearest person to you?
 
Well, that may not be a great idea if you’re an NFL player. Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas tried a new touchdown celebration on Sunday, and field officials weren’t impressed.
 
According to USA Today , after recovering a first-quarter fumble by New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram and returning it 34 yards for a touchdown, Thomas excitedly hugged a referee.
 
Thomas was subsequently given a 15-yard penalty.
 
We know you’re excited, buddy, but next time try to keep your hands to yourself.