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Remember Doug Baldwin‘s poop celebration during Super Bowl XLIX? The one that earned his team a 15-yard penalty after the wide receiver scored a touchdown to put the Seahawks ahead by a score of 24-14? Of course you do!
Well you may be interested to know that the celebration was actually directed towards Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was responsible for covering Baldwin throughout the game.
During an interview Sunday evening on “The Barbershop” on 710 ESPN Seattle, Baldwin had the following to say about his poop celebration:
“That is between me and the guy it was directed at…I spent a lot of time those two weeks prior to getting ready for that game just focused on my individual matchup with (Revis) and I put a lot into it, and in that moment, I guess you could say it was just kind of a built-up frustration I was letting out in that sequence, you know, between him and I. Obviously there was competitive stuff going on in that game, and in that moment, I just let out what I felt personally.”
He also issued the following apology for the poop celebration during his interview:
“I do regret the fact that it cost my team 15 yards, and to the fans, ultimately I apologize to anybody I offended in any way. It wasn’t about that. I just think it was a competitive situation. So to all the 12s, all the fans, that’s not what it’s about. So I apologize to anyone if I offended you…
“In that moment, it was just a reaction. So obviously if I could go back, I would take it back.”
As we all know by now, that was the only celebration Baldwin would take part in that night, as the Patriots mounted a comeback and emerged victorious thanks to a Malcolm Butler interception during the dying seconds of the game.
You can listen to Baldwin’s entire interview with “The Barbershop” below:
Hat Tip – [ESPN 710am]