Two weeks ago, when Cam Newton scored a rushing touchdown against the Tennessee Titans, he broke out a touchdown dance that set the NFL world on fire.
Many were outraged by Newton’s dance, believing it was classless and over the top. Dabbing — the name of Newton’s dance — became the subject of great, nationwide debate and intrigue: Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debated Newton’s behaviour on their show First Take, and one mother wrote a letter to her local Tennessee newspaper lambasting Newton’s behaviour and leadership.
This past weekend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce scored a touchdown, ending a long scoreless drought. In the end zone, Kelce busted out a different (but equally impressive) end zone dance (called the quan, FYI). However, unlike with Newton, nothing was made of Kelce’s dance.
This raised the eyebrows of ESPN anchor Robert Flores on Monday, who questioned it on air.
“Wondering why there’s no letters to the editor, or why ‘First Take’s’ not doing ‘Should Travis Kelce be dancing in the end zone?’ I wonder why they’re not doing that… oh, because he’s not black,” Flores said.
Here’s the dance:
Here’s the ESPN segment with audio of Flores:
And, for reference, here’s Newton’s celebration:
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