Of all the antics performed on the football field by the NFL players recently, none came close to being as disturbing as what Odell Beckham Jr. did in week 3. A day before week 3, Donald Trump made a statement that didn’t sit well with many players in the NFL. Trump said that any player who sits for the national anthem should be immediately benched for showing such blatant disrespect for our flag and country. Many teams doubled down and sat during the anthem and some never even left the locker room.
Many players protested Trump by raising their fists in the air during the games in defiance of Trump, but it was Beckham’s antics that really raised eyebrows. After scoring a touchdown Beckham celebrated by lifting his leg and pretending to pee like a dog.
According to Business Insider:
During the Giants’ 27-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, Beckham caught a touchdown pass and celebrated by getting on his hands and knees, lifting his leg, and pretending to pee like a dog.
While the NFL is now more lenient on celebrations, this one crossed the line, and the Giants were penalized 15 yards.
After the game, Giants coach Ben McAdoo would not address the celebration, saying only that he doesn’t like 15-yard penalties.
However, Beckham’s celebration didn’t seem to go over well with Giants owner John Mara, who said in an email to the New York Post that he’s “very unhappy” with Beckham:
“I do not want to get into a discussion about this, but I will say that I am very unhappy with Odell’s behavior on Sunday and we intend to deal with it internally.”
This would probably not be a big deal if not for the fact that Beckham has gotten into trouble with the Giants before. During a Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins last season, Beckham threw his helmet and hit the kicking net, which then fell on him. During the same game, he later appeared to be crying on the sidelines in frustration. McAdoo said afterward that Beckham needed to control himself better on the sidelines, which Beckham disagreed with.
The next week, Beckham grew frustrated against the Minnesota Vikings during a career-worst performance and drew a penalty for bumping a player and a ref. The Giants reportedly threatened to punish him for further outbursts, though nothing came of the incident.
For all his antics, Odell Beckham is a phenomenal talent who is like many other players in the NFL and shows no respect for our country. I don’t care how good a player is, attitude is one of the most important aspects when playing on a team. But what happened this week is sure to give Beckham time to think about his on and off the field antics. With nearly 4 minutes remaining in the game, disaster struck for the NY Giants and Odell Beckham broke his ankle. “I knew it was bad,” Giants tight end Evan Engram said. Beckham was in serious pain as he was carted off the field crying like a baby. Karma can be brutal, and Odell just learned that lesson the hard way.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered a fractured left ankle during Sunday’s 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, according to the team.
A source told ESPN that Beckham will get a second opinion before deciding on surgery to repair the injury. It is the same ankle that Beckham injured during the preseason.
He left the stadium on a cart with a boot on his left leg.
Beckham was carted off the field after he suffered the injury with four minutes remaining in the loss, which dropped the Giants to 0-5. He had gone up for a catch and fell awkwardly to the ground, and Chargers players immediately called for medical help.
“I knew it was bad,” Giants tight end Evan Engram said.
Beckham was in serious pain as he left the field. He had a towel over his head and appeared to be in tears.
With a major ankle injury, Odell Beckham will not be playing any football for quite a while. It will give him plenty of time to think about the way he has been carrying on. The Giants have been dealing with Beckham’s childish ways for years now, and they always have to cover for the highly gifted wide-receiver. His attitude is unacceptable, and while he may be gifted, there is no room on a team for a man who acts like a child. What do you think?