MLS player celebrates goal with selfie, gets yellow card


Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer, shown in an April match, had his “Joe Horn” moment Sunday against Chicago. (Orlin Wagner/Asscoiated Press)

It seems like this was just a matter of time. Sporting Kansas City’s Dom Dwyer stole a ball against the visiting Chicago Fire Sunday, scored and launched what certainly appeared to be a pre-planned celebration, getting handed a smartphone from a photographer and taking a selfie with a teammate and several fans. The photographer seems to have been an employee of the team, to judge from this post to the team’s official Twitter account:

Here is the entire sequence:

Dwyer’s celebration apparently did not amuse the referee, who gave the player a yellow card for excessive celebration. Okay, technically it was “excessive,” but it was also a lot of fun and really didn’t take any more time than plenty of other goal celebrations, so what’s the harm?

The whole episode — including the penalty — was very reminiscent of this infamous NFL play, featuring Saints wide receiver Joe Horn, which took place during cell phones’ Paleolithic period (i.e., 2003):

This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.

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Des Bieler · July 6, 2014

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