We love sports, and oftentimes the celebration can be just as exciting (if not more so) than the action on the field. We found three somewhat recent instances of times when pro athletes strip down to their skivvies to celebrate their hard work. All three of them involve different sports and all three will make you stand up and cheer.
Joshua Reddick gets wet in stars and stripes
LET’S GOOOO 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/VV86jpKO0r
— Houston Astros (@astros) October 9, 2017
On Monday, the Houston Astros won a victory against the Boston Red Sox, winning them the American League Division Series. To celebrate, Astros right fielder Joshua Reddick stripped to his American flag briefs started dancing around as his teammates sprayed his supple, muscular body with frothing gushes of champagne bubbly. It’s the most homoerotic thing we’ve seen since … well … no, this is the most homoerotic thing we’ve ever seen.
Almost as satisfying are the Twitter commenters asking why its okay to wear the American flag as underwear but offensive for football players to kneel during the National Anthem.
Andrea Petagna busts out the briefs on field
A little ways back, Italian soccer player Andrea Petagna removed his shorts and walked around Krakow’s Stadion Cracovia in his briefs after his club won the semi-finals in UEFA European Under-21 championship. (The championship rules require all players to have been 21 years of age or younger when the competition’s qualifying process begins.)
Rhys Webb knows “when to hold ’em”
Rhys Webb is a 28-year-old Welsh international rugby union player who went viral last December after posting a video of himself dancing to Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler.” His small bedroom dance is cute — partly because of his hunky body in those trunks — but the song’s a beloved classic as well:
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em / Know when to fold ’em / Know when to walk away / Know when to run / You never count your money / When you’re sittin’ at the table / There’ll be time enough for countin’ / When the dealin’s done