The Packers lost 27-10 on Sunday, leaving them and their home fans to be mocked by Jets rookie cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner. Gardner strutted around in a cheesehead ― the iconic headgear of enthusiastic Packers supporters ― and taunted the fans afterward.
But Packers receiver Allen Lazard wasn’t having it. He knocked off the cheesehead and continued on his way inside.
A seemingly unperturbed Gardner retreated and kept the celebration going on the field anyway.
“I’m definitely never going to forget this moment,” Gardner told ESPN of his stunt. “It’s a tribute to the Jets fans. They put it on my head, the Jets fans. I just had to take it and run with it.”
No hard feelings from Lazard, who actually praised Gardner’s game and his nickname Sauce, the sports network noted.
“It’s just a little competitive spirit,” Lazard said. “Nothing too harmful in that aspect or anything. I’m sure he probably would’ve done the same thing if I was wearing a Jets hat or helmet walking off their field, so that’s just the competitiveness in me. No disrespect to him.”