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TD dance doesn't impress ex-NFLer

Mike Tolbert's TD dance
Mike Tolbert's TD dance
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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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Mike Tolbert scored his fourth touchdown of the season Sunday against Atlanta, and then the Carolina Panthers running back celebrated (above) as only a man scoring a touchdown against the Falcons can.

But not everyone was so impressed with Tolbert’s celebratory dance.

For one, Tolbert can probably expect a strongly-worded letter from PETA condemning his use of anti-bird imagery. This isn’t a world where imaginary bird-kicking will be tolerated.

He also got a strong critique from Jamal Anderson, the originator of the Dirty Bird:

But don’t get it twisted. Anderson is totally not miffed about Tolbert using his dance. He even said so himself:

Right. Sure he’s not.

(GIF via @CorkGaines)

Tagged: Panthers, Mike Tolbert

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