Sunday marked Ray Lewis’ last home game as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. Emotions were running high for the future Hall of Famer and he gave the fans one final dance after the final whistle was blown and the Ravens advanced to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.
While many enjoyed Lewis’ final dance at mid-field, one of the players who was on the field at M&T Bank Stadium was not impressed and viewed the dance as a sign of disrespect.
” I saw it as disrespectful,” Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne said, per WNDE in Indianapolis. “They’d already had a tribute every quarter.”
Before the game, CBS Sports’ Will Brinson said, ”If you didn’t get chills and/or goose bumps (watching Lewis’ dance), you either have no soul or you’re a Steelers fan.”
I guess you can add “being a member of the team that just got spanked by the Ravens” to the list.
There was nothing disrespectful about Lewis’ postgame dance. He was celebrating his storied career and giving the Ravens fans one more moment. Wayne is out of line with his comments, but that’s what losing will do to you.