HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 18: Marcus Peters #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts to a call in the second quarter of their game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The NFL needs to get its priorities straight, at least when it comes to finger wagging and taunting penalties.

In Sunday’s matchup between the Chiefs and the Texans, cornerback Marcus Peters received a 15-yard penalty for taunting after breaking up a pass intended for DeAndre Hopkins. What was Peters taunt? It wasn’t a throat-cutting gesture or a middle finger. Rather, Peters went Dikembe Mutombo on Hopkins and waived his finger at him. Yep, the NFL is now calling taunting penalties for finger wagging:

It’d be one thing if this was simply the NFL living up to its No Fun League reputation and going overboard on a taunting call. But it’s actually more hypocritical in this case. Finger wagging has become one of Texans linebacker JJ Watt’s signature moves. Does Watt regularly receive taunting calls? Of course not.

But what makes matters worse, is the official NFL Twitter account tweeted out a picture of Watt wagging his finger right before the match.

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