The Indianapolis Colts’ Nyheim Hines celebrated his first touchdown in his NFL career with a dance from a Fortnite emote.
Hines scored the touchdown during his team’s second game against the Washington Redskins.
Upon reaching this first major milestone in his career, Hines broke out into Fortnite’s ‘Orange Justice’ dance on the field, before being surrounded by his cheering teammates.
The Orange Justice emote was inspired by the now-famous ‘Orange Shirt Kid,’ who submitted the dance into Epic Games’ Boogiedown contest. The contest allowed fans to submit dances of their own creation for consideration, with the winner’s moves created as an official emote in Fortnite.
Orange Shirt Kid didn’t end up making the cut, much to fans’ dismay. Outcry quickly grew within the Fortnite community, and Epic finally heard them out: Orange Shirt Kid’s dance is now in the game as ‘Orange Justice,’ as the community popularized the phrase, ‘Justice for Orange Shirt Kid.’
It seems that Hines isn’t the only member of the Colts to make Fortnite references during a game, either. Tight end Eric Ebron was ‘revived’ by his team after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2018 NFL season opener.
He crawled on his hands and knees, mimicking Fortnite’s dizzy action, after which his teammates ‘revived’ him. He then broke into the game’s ‘Hype’ emote, famously taken from Blocboy JB’s ‘Shoot’ dance.
While the Colts openly express their love for the game, the NHL has a different stance on the title, asking its players to scrub any mention of Fortnite from their social media.
There’s never a bad time for a Fortnite dance-off, though - and the Colts sure know how to have a good time.