Houston rookie Jalen Pitre left the internet baffled on Sunday after the ball appeared to stick to his glove after an interception – but all may not be as it seems.
The Texans have had a rough season, heading into the final week with a 2-13-1 record, but rookie Pitre was a brilliant safety spark.
This week, however, he made headlines for more bizarre reasons, after a video surfaced online of him partying in the end zone after recording an interception.
Jalen Pitre runs to the end zone to celebrate his interception against the Jaguars on Sunday
Pitre then celebrated, appearing to joke that the ball had stuck to his glove
To take the party to a new level, Pitre even took off his glove and left it on top of the ball
As he sprints towards the fans, the 23-year-old can be seen trying to throw the ball into the audience, after which the ball ‘sticks’ to his gloves. be underneath.
While some fans immediately took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the elaborate celebration, others believed it was a more sinister act and begged the NFL to investigate.
An article written about the moment claimed it would likely lead to an “NFL investigation into the gloves players wear on game days,” while one Twitter user commented, “Magnet in the ball.” Magnet in the gloves.’
However, most social media saw the glove fall off the ball as it was thrown to the ground, a split second of the clip revealed the truth.
Pitre has been one of the most outstanding rookies in the NFL, despite the Texans’ terrible losing season
Pitre celebrates with his teammates after the interception during the third quarter in Houston
There was a mix of social media reactions, with some claiming it was just a joke
Although his tongue appeared to be in his cheek, David Chao urged the NFL to investigate
One user called the NFL “scripted” and said it was “nothing new” after watching the clip
‘Lmaoooo!!! Everyone in the comments really thinks it’s glued,” said one fan. ‘It’s a party. Obviously when he drops the ball, the glove falls off and jumps to a clip where his teammates already picked up the ball and continued playing.’
Another shed some light on the situation, adding, “Come on, that’s a celebratory trick.” The glove fell off the ball when he took off his glove, and you could see King placing the glove (unfastened) on the ball when he handed it back to Pitre.”
Hilariously, a Texan fan chimed in and said, “Bro, we lost 31-3 and you’re accusing us of cheating. We’re just trying to survive here, man.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Texans for comment.