I remember as a kid, I grew up watchin Ladainian Tomlinson...I wanted to be him as a kid! he had a signature touchdown celebration...— LeVeon Bell (@L_Bell26) September 30, 2014
I remember every time I scored, I wanted to do THAT EXACT celebration...just cuz LT did it, and I'm sayin all of that to say this...— LeVeon Bell (@L_Bell26) September 30, 2014
for this who thinks ima stop doin my first down celebration and tellin me to stop doin it, youu can forget about it!— LeVeon Bell (@L_Bell26) September 30, 2014
it's because I know I can motivate a kid to drive & push like I did when I was that age, & go reach their dream! so I will continue to do it— LeVeon Bell (@L_Bell26) September 30, 2014
it is not to disrespect or down grade the other team, I LOVE the game of football and I play the game with honor and respect...— LeVeon Bell (@L_Bell26) September 30, 2014
and when youu LOVE something, youu will always honor & respect it...& I love football, regardless of what ppl say— LeVeon Bell (@L_Bell26) September 30, 2014
there youu go right there! all day every day! #FirstDown pic.twitter.com/82uJg06r4j— LeVeon Bell (@L_Bell26) September 30, 2014
When a professional athlete decides to be an active user of social media, especially Twitter, they have an understanding that their space on social media will often times be used as a platform for fans to tell them what they think, and what the athlete might not want to hear.
Pittsburgh Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell had obviously heard enough from fans suggesting he stop celebrating after big plays to avoid possibly getting an excessive celebration penalty, or as was the case Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a taunting penalty.
Bell took to Twitter to answer fans that might have suggested he stop, and to let people understand why he celebrates the way he does.
It is an honest look into the mind of a professional athlete that is put on a stage with 64,000 or more fans screaming every time he makes a play for their favorite team.
Agree or disagree, from what Bell said on Twitter, No. 26 for the Steelers will be celebrating every first down, every touchdown and every big play he makes regardless of what fans or naysayers might think.