Why is celebrating a goal so offensive to the NFL? The NFL is stressing its celebration rule to teams in camp this preseason. Officials have reminded players that “saluting, home run swing and dances” are all things that could be considered taunting under the Official NFL Playing Rules. For example, Giants receiver Victor Cruz’s salsa end zone dance, might not live if officials are cracking down.
sack dances; home run swing; incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent (prolonged and with provocation); or dancing.