The No Fun League is at it again.
One of the lasting images from Super Bowl LV was that of Bucs Antoine Winfield Jr. holding up the peace sign to mock Tyreek Hill.
Antoine Winfield, Jr ladies & gentlemen pic.twitter.com/FwsS3c4P8O
— CJ Fogler Ol' Steroid Ass #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) February 8, 2021
While speaking to the media Winfield explained that he was getting revenge on Hill for throwing up the peace sign at him during the Bucs-Chiefs week 12 game.
Tyreek Hill gave Antoine Winfield Jr. the peace sign in the regular season 👀
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 8, 2021
The taunting, man. It’s just something that I had to do. … He back-flipped in front of my face, gave me the peace sign. So it was only right that I gave him the peace sign right back to him. … It felt amazing to be able to do that, not even gonna lie.”
The NFL apparently didn’t find Winfield’s gesture and fined him nearly $8k for his actions.
The NFL fined #Bucs CB Antoine Winfield Jr. $7,815 for mocking Tyreek Hill’s signature peace sign after a late fourth-down stop in Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl win.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 13, 2021
Fans were obviously not happy with the fine.
The NFL continues to not get it… https://t.co/oGJhQhloJp
— OddsChecker (@OddsCheckerUS) February 13, 2021
But Tyreek can get away with it? Smh 🤦♂️ https://t.co/8bcGPqjrKF
— JOSH 🏴☠️ SB LV CHAMPS (@TampaJ21) February 13, 2021
— Andrew K (@COSportsNut) February 13, 2021
He got fined for something Tyreek does all the time without punishment??? Makes no sense at all https://t.co/lPaH0aT4AN
— Ben Whitman (@Ben_Whitman_) February 13, 2021
Was Hill fined for throwing up the ✌️all year to DB’s and oh yeah back flipping into opposing team’s end zones? 🤔 https://t.co/k7PuqVSAlX
— Coop (@CoopaLoop1185) February 13, 2021