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Arland Bruce's TD celebration aimed to honor Michael Jackson ... by pretending to be buried

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Toronto Argonauts coach Bart Andrus told wide receiver Arland Bruce's before the season that once he got into the end zone, he didn't care what the former Minnesota Gopher did.

He's probably regretting that decision right about now.

From the Toronto Star:

After scoring on a 21-yard pass from Kerry Joseph to put Toronto ahead 6-0, Bruce removed his helmet, shoulder pads and uniform top and laid down in the end zone. Bruce said he was simply honouring the memory of Michael Jackson by pretending to be buried.

And here's the video proof:

And note at the end of the clip an appearance by friend of the blog Jarrett Payton, son of Walter, who's playing running back and apparently kicking for the Argos this season.

Bruce was assessed two objectionable conduct penalties -- which I believe is Canadian for unsportsmanlike conduct. The CFL is reviewing the TD celebration.

Andrus told the Canadian Press after the game: "I think next time around he will celebrate in an appropriate manner."
Bruce is no stranger to the dreaded objectionable conduct penalty. In the following video, he's dubbed the Chad Johnson (OchoCinco) of the Canadian Football League for donning a Spiderman mask that was presumably in his pants during a TD celebration ... so yes, he ran around a football field getting all sweaty with a Spiderman mask in his pants. Then, to celebrate, he took the Spiderman mask out of his pants and put it on his head. Not even OchoCinco is sick enough to do something like this:


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