Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas went old school with his touchdown celebration on Sunday, paying homage to former Saint wideout Joe Horn.
New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees found Thomas who outran Marcus Peters to the end zone. The touchdown gave the Saints a 45–35 lead over the Rams late in the fourth quarter.
But it was what came after that really made fans lose their minds. Thomas went to the goal post and pulled out a phone, pretending to make a phone call.
The celebration was reminiscent of Horn's iconic moment in 2003. Horn's memorable score came in a 2003 blowout win over the Giants in New Orleans. He grabbed a 13-yard pass from Aaron Brooks, ran to the goal post, removed the cell phone and acted like he was making a phone call.
Thomas told Erin Andrews after the game that he had the celebration planned and said he'd wait until the fourth quarter. Thomas said coach Sean Payton told him to "be smart" and "not hurt this team."
Thomas said after the game that he obtained the old-school cell phone from a liquor store.
Horn said he saw the play while working out in Mississippi.
"When I saw him bring out that cellphone it brought a tear to my eye," Horn said, according to NOLA.com's Jeff Duncan. "For him to pay homage to me in that way, let me know what kind of man Michael Thomas is."
Thomas finished 211 yards and a touchdown on 12 catches in the Saints' 45-35 win.