‘Soccer in the NFL!’ Jacksonville Jaguars' Ramsey trolled for theatrical flop (VIDEO)
The Jaguars were routed 30-9 by the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night and went down with very little fight, if Ramsey’s flop is anything to go by.
After Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan thrust his head at Ramsey, the 6ft, 194lb Jaguars cornerback took a theatrical dive, appearing to forget that he was in fact wearing a helmet.
The histrionic response was picked up on camera and quickly led to widespread mockery on social media.
Some noted that the play-acting was more worthy of American football's namesake, more commonly known Stateside as soccer.
He playing soccer out here— Sundi Fundip (@SundiFundip) December 7, 2018
He should play soccer!— G0_Ravens (@chilesyucatan) December 7, 2018
Brazilian footballer Neymar, the target of particular criticism for his acting antics, was predictably highlighted as a potential source of inspiration for Ramsey.
Neymar would be proud.— DigDug (@digduga70) December 7, 2018
Neymar is that you????😅— Jordn (@oJordx) December 7, 2018
Worst than a Neymar flop😂😂— THELAND&DUKE🐶😈🇺🇸 (@DukeTheland) December 7, 2018
Others picked up on the fact that the flop came on the same day as the announcement for the nominees for the prestigious Golden Globe film awards – suggesting that Ramsey was worthy of an accolade.
So on the day @goldenglobes nominations were announced, that flop by Ramsey was just inspired stuff.— Mike Harmon (@SwollenDome) December 7, 2018
So an actor not a NFL player.— Ginger (@gginger49) December 7, 2018
Memes were the order of the day for others, including references to wrestling and phantom sniper shots…
For some, the flop simply summed up the Jaguars’ season as they saw their playoff hopes definitively come to an end.
The best performance we’ve seen from the @Jaguars all night....smh— Zach Morgan (@zmorgan904) December 7, 2018
Aside from the dive, the game saw the Titans’ Derrick Henry score a 99-yard rushing touchdown – equaling the all-time record as his team moved to 7-6 to remain in AFC playoff contention.