With 6:05 left in the first half of Thursday night's Chiefs vs Raiders contest, things took a wild turn.
The Raiders and Chiefs found themselves in a scuffle after it appeared Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hit Raiders quarterback Derek Carr late. Marshawn Lynch then sprinted off the sidelines.
Lynch looked to get in the middle of the situation and get his good friend and Oakland native Peters out of the way. But while doing so, Lynch pushed an offical and was ejected from the game.
Several NFL players then took to Twitter.
Shawn & Marcus are like family I'm sure he was going to deescalate the situation. Very unfortunate outcome— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) October 20, 2017
Y'all gotta understand that Marshawn and Marcus Peters are cousins he came to help both parties....— ⚡PRIMETIME!!!⚡ (@Joe_MainMixon) October 20, 2017
Marcus is his cousin— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) October 20, 2017
Marshawn was just trying to get his boy out of the way— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) October 20, 2017
That Marshawn situation was real life though....you go to save your folks and you end up being the one that gets in trouble 😂— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) October 20, 2017