On Monday evening Nick Bosa, defensive finish for the San Francisco’s 49ers, had a really artistic celebration whereas taking part in the Cleveland Browns.
On the ultimate play of the primary half, Bosa ran previous the Browns’ offensive line to sack quarterback Baker Mayfield, reigniting a feud that stretches again to their collegiate soccer careers.
In 2017, Mayfield and the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners confronted No. 2 Ohio State. After securing the win with 386 yards and three touchdowns, Mayfield celebrated by planting the Sooners‘ college flag in the course of Ohio State’s soccer discipline.
Two years later, when assembly once more within the NFL, Bosa determined to make use of Mayfield‘s celebration towards him.
“I think everybody knows what that was for,” Bosa mentioned. “Just wanted to get payback. He had it coming.”
Bosa‘s imitation could have sparked by Mayfield‘s lack of respect to the 49ers previous to the sport. San Fransico’s star cornerback Richard Sherman informed NFL.com that Mayfield refused to shake palms throughout the pregame coin toss.
“What’s amazing, and annoying, was him not shaking hands at the beginning,” Sherman mentioned.
The 49ers expressed their emotions towards Mayfield‘s disrespect on the sector with Four sacks, 2 interceptions and a couple of fumble recoveries whereas holding the Browns to solely three factors.
Following the 49ers win, whereas speaking to reporters, Bosa talked about how he was trash speaking Mayfield throughout the recreation. “I do not know. I used to be simply screaming his identify like ‘Baaaaaker’ ‘Baaaaaaker,” Bosa mentioned.
During post-game interviews, Mayfield didn’t have a lot to say concerning the celebration. “I did not know that till I used to be knowledgeable earlier than I obtained up right here,” Mayfield informed Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Good for him. Good play.”
Many folks had been upset about Mayfield‘s flag plant at Ohio State in 2017, sparking an apology from the quarterback.
“It was an emotional recreation. After the sport, I didn’t imply for it to be disrespectful towards any Ohio State folks in any respect, particularly not the workforce or the gamers as a result of they’re a fantastic workforce and a fantastic program. I did not imply it to be disrespectful in any respect. I imply, we do the flag factor at OU/Texas so it is simply one thing I obtained caught up in an emotional win. And yeah, it ought to’ve been one thing I did within the locker room so I apologize for doing it in the course of the sector,” Mayfield mentioned on the time.
While taking part in at Oklahoma, the quarterback had one other controversial celebration whereas taking part in towards Kansas. After throwing a landing within the third quarter of the sport, cameras adopted Mayfield to the sideline the place he grabbed at his crotch and mouthed “f—ok you” to the Kansas sideline. Mayfield as soon as once more apologized to reporters relating to this incident in addition to posting an announcement on Twitter.
Bosa‘s celebration was properly deserved after ending the sport with 2 sacks, 1 fumble restoration and 1 pressured fumble. The 49ers performed as much as par with their file which was led by their speeding combo of Matt Breida and Tevin Coleman. The two mixed for 211 speeding yards and a couple of touchdowns.
The Browns transfer to 2–three on the season and can face the Seattle Seahawks at residence subsequent week, whereas the 49ers keep undefeated at 4-Zero and can tackle the Los Angeles Rams in week 6.