What a time to be alive, huh? Imagine being a professional athlete and the number one thing people are talking about you is that you dance on other teams’ logos and it gives them motivation? That’s been the life of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster.
Every road game for the Steelers, Smith-Schuster, during pre-game warmups, would go on to the other team’s logo at mid-field and do the same dance routine and have it be videotaped for his tik-tok page. Apparently, these actions have hit a nerve with some teams and have given them extra motivation to kick the Steelers’ ass.
After being memed beyond his control and seeing his once 11-0 Steelers drop three straight, including their last game against the 2-10-1 Bengals, Juju has decided not to be on that beat and has cut his pre-game dance routine from his rituals.
Steelers’ WR JuJu Smith-Schuster told reporters this today: “For the betterment of myself and my teammates, I'm going to stop dancing on the logos."
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2020
The reason behind this, besides the utter humiliation, is that once reporters start asking his coaches and teammates about it, then it has gone too far. That hit he took that led to a fumble and a Bengals recovery felt a little more personal than just a normal football hit would.
This should be a HIT OF THE YEAR candidate. Vonn Bell made sure that Christmas Trees aren’t the only thing that gets LIT UP with by laying the wood to Juju Smith-Schuster. #NFL #MondayNightFootball pic.twitter.com/SuvslZuUPe
— Woodward Sports (@woodwardsports) December 22, 2020
The world we live in now shows that another person dancing can be the best form of motivation to go out and rock the other team into teh ground. I love it. The whole thing is a stupid situation, but hey man, you can’t be dancing on the logos like that.