Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected in the second quarter of Thursday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Lynch, who came off the sidelines during the incident, interjected himself into a scrum between the two teams that escalated after Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters laid a late hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
The former Pro Bowl running back ended up shoving line judge Julian Mapp during the scrum and was forced to leave the game.
Despite CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson’s report that he had left the stadium following his ejection, Lynch was spotted sitting in stands during the game.
Lynch also celebrated with his team in the locker room following a last-second touchdown pass and successful PAT to capture a 31-30 victory.
But that’s not all. Lynch — having already established himself as the People’s Champion of Oakland — rode home on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and led a “F*** the Chiefs” chant amongst the Raiders fans.
While the Oakland faithful seem to have forgotten that Lynch was ejected after just nine yards on two carries, head coach Jack Del Rio voiced his displeasure during his postgame press conference.
“I was disappointed he ran out because I knew we had a 15-yard penalty and we’d be in good shape,” Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told reporters after the game. “I told him you can’t leave the bench like that. That was about it. Next thing I knew, he was being tossed. The referee told me he had actually put his hands on him.”
Lynch, who is notorious for having previously only participated in interviews in order to “not to get fined,” is expected to face a hefty fine and suspension for his involvement in the incident on Thursday.