I don't think anyone ever said it was a bad play... just a
bit ... okay WAY over-exuberant, given the game situation. You don't celebrate losing. It was still in an urgent part of the game, we're still losing, and he's acting like he just won the game. Besides, high-fiving the ref risks a penalty, since players are not supposed to initiate contact with refs. What made it even more embarrassing was Bronco's reaction to it. Losing isn't worth celebrating.