Michael Thomas Recreates Iconic 'Mobile Phone' Touchdown Celebration

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The 15.2 overnight rating for Rams-Saints was up 7 percent from last year's late afternoon game in Week 9.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas' touchdown celebration against the Los Angeles Rams lit up social media Sunday - but it cost him.

The Saints superstar wideout put an exclamation point on New Orleans' win over the Rams by whippin' out a Joe Horn-style phone call after a 72-yard TD in the 4th quarter. Star wide receiver Michael Thomas recreated out one of the most infamous celebrations in National Football League history by pulling out a cell phone from under a goal post following his touchdown.

Thomas was penalized for the celebration and ESPN reports that he will be fined at least $13,369.

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Thomas' celebration was a tribute to former Saints wide receiver Joe Horn, who, in 2003, pulled the same cell stunt after scoring. Horn was fined $30,000 for the showmanship, so we'll have to wait and see if Thomas' wallet takes a hit as well.

Horn told ESPN the Thomas' celebration "absolutely" meant a lot to him. He said, "I watched the YouTube video before the game". On top of that, Horn also went out and ordered Thomas #13 jersey, which he plans to wear when he attends any future Saints events. "You gotta have fun".

Horn, now 46, told Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune he was working out by himself in a gym in MS when he witnessed Thomas' tribute. "That's something that some kids don't do, to pay homage to an old soul".

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