Forget Tebowing, It’s All About Kaepernicking Now
Tebowing has officially been replaced by Kaepernicking. And if you have no idea what that sentence means, then you’re probably not a fan of American football or star quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose unique touchdown celebration has sparked a social media craze.
Fans of the San Francisco 49ers player have been posting photographs of themselves online mimicking Kaepernick’s celebratory action of flexing his right arm and kissing his bicep after scoring a touchdown.
And after guiding his team to the National Football Conference championship game with a thrilling 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, the online craze is gathering momentum.
Many have posted photos of themselves Kaepernicking at home, in bars, on the street, at work or just about any other place they frequent.
It follows last year’s trend of “Tebowing”, a term used to describe former Denver Broncos player Tim Tebow’s habit of going down on one knee and clenching his fist to his forehead as he prays during games.
The dedicated Christian won approval to trademark “Tebowing” and use it on hats, shirts, T-shirts, as well as jewellery, clocks, watches, cuff links, tie pins, ornamental pins and holiday ornaments of precious metals.
But his star has faded with the New York Jets this season, and so has Tebowing.
Duncan Steel | Elite.