Redblacks immortalize iconic Jon Gott beer chug in bobblehead form

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The Ottawa Redblacks have decided to immortalize one of the most iconic moments in franchise history as a commemorative bobblehead, beer can and all.

On Friday, the team unveiled a limited edition bobblehead of former centre Jon Gott as part of the franchise’s 10th-anniversary celebration. The figurine, which bobbles at the waist and not at the head, features Gott pounding back a beer just as he did during his now-infamous touchdown celebration in 2018.

The two-time CFL all-star went viral on both sides of the border when he chugged the frothy alcoholic beverage following a Mossis Madu touchdown run in the third quarter of the Redblacks’ season finale that year, a 24-9 victory over the Toronto Argonauts. His then-girlfriend provided the Mill Street Organic Lager from the fan section at the back of the endzone and it went down Gott’s gullet and all over his beard, before being smashed on the side of his helmet.

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Though it would now violate several CFL policies, Gott was not fined for his celebration at the time. The native of Lethbridge, Alta. would never play another regular season snap and officially retired as a Redblack in February 2022, having played 145 career CFL games and won one Grey Cup.

The commemorative bobbleheads are available for purchase online at the Landsdowne Sports team store for $29.14, excluding taxes.

The Ottawa Redblacks (0-0) will begin their 10th season when they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (0-1) at TD Place on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.