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Before Sunday night's game against the Buffalo Bills, JuJu Smith-Schuster danced on the Bills' logo at the middle of the field and posted a video of him doing it on TikTok. Smith-Schuster has done this pregame act since the Week 9 game against the Dallas Cowboys when he danced on the star. He also danced on the Jacksonville Jaguars' logo and has danced on the Steelers' logo before home games.
Players on the Bills were not happy about Smith-Schuster dancing on their logo before the game and used it as extra motivation.
“I ain’t going to lie. Seeing them dancing on our logo pregame and seeing all that, that turns you up a little bit," Bills' strong safety Jordan Poyer said after the game about Smith-Schuster's pregame stunt via Matt Parrino of Syracuse.com. "It kind of gives you a little second itch to come out and play with some extra fire. We were hyped up on the sideline, we had a big win. And we were just having fun.”
Bills' quarterback Josh Allen also saw or heard about Smith-Schuster's antics and had a message for his teammates in the tunnel before the game: "Let them do all the talking and the f---ing dancing, we f---ing work.”
Smith-Schuster was asked about dancing on the Bills' logo today during a Zoom interview with the media.
“One thing I’ll tell you guys, I’m not going to stop being myself,” Smith-Schuster said. “I’m going to be the JuJu I came in to be: authentic."
Smith-Schuster doesn't see dancing on opposing teams logo as an issue and said he will continue to do it.
“I’m just having fun, doing myself. At the end of the day, as long as we go out there and play ... yes, we lost, they had a few words to say, and it is what it is. I’m not going to stop doing it,” he said.
In the fourth quarter against the Bills, the Steelers were trailing 26-7 and Smith-Schuster caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger and he didn't do a touchdown celebration. Smith-Schuster knows that there's a time and place for everything.
“All I could think about was we need to score, get the ball back and try to score again, try to win the game,” Smith-Schuster said. “Not so much, ‘Let me go ahead and dance.’ When you’re down like that, why dance?”