Two male cheerleaders have made history by dancing at the Super Bowl.
Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies joined the cheerleaders squad of the Los Angeles Rams in March 2018. Yesterday, their team played against the New England Patriots at the 53rd Super Bowl. The game took place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Peron and Jinnies danced as part of the official cheerleading team. It’s the first time in the Super Bowl’s history that male cheerleaders have been included.
Although the Rams lost 3-13 to the New England Patriots, Peron and Jinnies were proud to make history.
‘You guys are the best’
The filmed a video together which they posted to their respective Instagram accounts after the game. In it, they thanked people for the support they’d received.
‘Thank you so much for all the love and support,’ said Napoleon Jinnies.
‘You guys are the best,’ added Quinton Peron.
Jinnies and Peron were the first men to join the Los Angeles Rams’ cheerleading squad. The team say that the auditions have always been open to all, but Jinnies and Peron were the first men to turn up and try out.
History = made 🙌
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They are believed to be the first male cheerleaders in the NFL to have danced the same routine as their female counterparts.
The Super Bowl is the most-watched sporting event in the United States. The half-time show came from Maroon 5 and Travis Scott.