LSU quarterback Joe Burrow had a lot of fun on Monday night. After leading his team to a 42-25 win over Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, he was seen in the locker room smoking a cigar. He was not the only player, though, as a number of his teammates were seen smoking cigars in the locker room while celebrating their fourth national championship in school history.
And because of how smoking is viewed in the country, there were some interesting reactions to Burrow's actions.
"Disappointed to see such fine athletes smoking cigars! I understand the desire to celebrate and it is certainly well-deserved but this choice is in direct conflict to the healthy role models this team should be," one fan wrote.
Get The Nat pic.twitter.com/1udC79q6cc— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) January 14, 2020
🤔 not sure how I feel about this on the universities platform. Promoting the cigars sends a questionable message. They’re still college students after all...— Lindsey S. (@shinethawl) January 14, 2020
Seriously? Now I have to have a talk with all my high school players. Thanks.— Danny Struck (@danny_struck) January 14, 2020
"Is that building not a non smoking establishment?" another fan added. "And do you really want your athletes smoking? It’s not a good look."
There were other fans who think it's not a big deal.0comments
"Chuck Bednarik could pull this off. These youngsters appear to be 'Boomer like,'" wrote another. "It's not a great look. Congrats on the Win. Enjoy the cigar. Don't do it again. The cigar, I mean. Also ask the WH for an upgrade on the menu. They can do much better than McDs. Louisiana cuisine."
Wait for someone's outrage about cigars. Smh.— That's What She Said (@pirate_life5) January 14, 2020
He’s 23 years old and honestly anyone who has a problem with it has never had a good time before 😂— Mattheaux Putt (@Rambeard) January 14, 2020
Can I get a high res image of this so I can put this poster in my man cave? pic.twitter.com/Duc4TUPuai— rgraham (@rgraham) January 14, 2020
It's likely that it will be a one-time deal as the Tigers worked hard since January of last year to reach their goal of winning the national championship. Also, Burrow is no longer a college player as he's a senior and will be drafted by the NFL in April. And with LSU Football posting the video on their Twitter account, it's very unlikely the school will take any action against them.