Antoine Winfield Jr. taunting Tyreek Hill in Super Bowl 55 was actually long-awaited revenge
Revenge is a dish best served Bowl’d.
In Week 12, the Chiefs upended the Buccaneers 27-24 in, what would be, a Super Bowl preview. In the game, Tyreek Hill threw up his signature “deuces” to Bucs rookie safety Antoine Winfield Jr., solidifying his dominance on the monster performance. Hill went for 269 yards and three touchdowns in the performance.
Well, Winfield got his revenge in Super Bowl 55, not just by way of the scoreboard — Tampa Bay won 31-9 — but with a little personal vengeance as well, tossing up the deuces to Hill in the closing minutes of the game.MORE: Patrick Mahomes’ mom blames refs for Super Bowl loss in tweet to Gisele BundchenWinfield earned a 15-yard penalty for the taunt (which is utterly ridiculous, by the way) but the Bucs weren’t hurt for it in the end. Winfield is feeling it, too.
I’m a Super Bowl CHAMPION❗️🏴☠️
— Antoine Winfield Jr. (@AntoineWJr11) February 8, 2021Following the game, Winfield explained the taunt as something he “had to do.”
“The taunting, it was something I just had to do,” Winfield said. “When we played them earlier, Hill went off on us. He back-flipped in front of my face and gave me the peace sign. So it was only right that I gave him the peace sign right back to him at this moment. It felt amazing to be able to do that. I’m not even gonna lie.”Plenty of people thought Winfield’s 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct was well worth it, and entertaining:
Bump that!! If you can throw the ✌🏾 sign and back flip into the end zone then Winfield should get to do it to you when they are flat out whipping you. If you gotta throw the flag on 31 you have to throw the flag on 10 when he’s embarrassing folks.
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) February 8, 2021
Most “worth it” taunting penalty of all time. I love Winfield 😂😂😂
— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) February 8, 2021
Another perfect example there why a team should be rewarded, not penalized, for a good taunt. Just perfect timing, content and execution there from Antoine Winfield Jr.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) February 8, 2021
I like Winfield. If he taunts I’m cool lol
— hydrated king chris long (@JOEL9ONE) February 8, 2021
Normally I’d be so pissed at Winfield. But right now…LET ‘EM KNOW ANTOINE!!!
— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy) February 8, 2021Hopefully there’s peace between the two. If not, a welcome new rivalry in the NFL is born.