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Alexander Mattison's NWSL-inspired twerk


Published: 12/08/22

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The Minnesota Vikings won (again) and improved to 10-2 on the season.

We're not here to talk about the win, however, nor are we here to discuss the chances they have at a postseason run. We are here instead to talk about a backup running back's decision to twerk in the endzone.

Yeah, we said twerk.

Alexander Mattison scored on a 14-yard run late in the second quarter to put the Vikes up 17-3.

(this is before the Vikings defense let Mike White work the Jets back into the game)

(sorry we said we weren't going to mention the fraudulent Vikings, forgive us)

After he scored, Mattison looked to be grabbing at his hamstring, maybe he pulled something? Wait, he's doing what?!?

Pop, lock it, drop it. Alexander Mattison is twerking in the endzone and your grandfather is FURIOUS. Since the NFL fines any Dallas Cowboy for even looking at the Salvation Army bucket, we're sure Ol' Roger is fitting to get in the pit after this touchdown celly.

Mattison's inspiration was NWSL star Lo'eau Labonta

The year 2022 has been a year of many things, including (apparently) the year of the mocking-an-injury-so-you-can-twerk celebration.

When asked why he chose to celebrate the tuddy like he did, Alexander took to twitter.

Yes, he credited none other than NWSL star Lo'eau LaBonta pulling off the magical celly after nailing a penalty kick for the Kansas City Current. Looks like Mattison's a stan!

Regardless, it's nice to know I'm not the only one out here making six-month-old references to viral moments that take an explanation afterwards for people to realize what you were referencing. I feel seen and I appreciate it.

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