Charlie Davies has been playing pro soccer in D.C. for, what, a month, and already he has the best celebrations of any pro athlete on any pro team in this town.
Davies reached new heights on Saturday, when he scored a late equalizer on a penalty kick against the Galaxy. I’ll let Steve Goff narrate what happened next:
To celebrate, Davies leapt onto an advertising platform behind the net and attempted to open the driver’s side door of a locked car on display.
Well jeez, Goff, way to deny VW its moment in the celebratory sun. I mean, if I’m VW, I’m sending at least a toy Jetta to Davies’s home address this week. Here’s how Davies described the moment to the team’s Web site:
“[I was] definitely trying to get in the car. It was locked. On Friday during training I was able to run over there and check if the car was open, and it was open, so I planned for the team to get in the car. And as soon as I got over there I saw it was locked, so I was like hmm, all right, improvise.”
The improvisation, as you can see, involved him merely raising his arms in triumph, then leaping back over the retaining wall and doing a bizarre dance the likes of which I’ve never seen. The Bernie, I guess it’s called. You can watch the full thing here. And congrats to Davies for raising the celebration game to a whole new level around here.