For the first time since Marshawn Lynch joined the Raiders he welcomed his fellow Oakland native, great friend, and Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters to Oakland as an enemy on the field. Their time as players on the opposite side lasted less than 21 minutes.
At just before the 6-minute mark of the second quarter, Peters hit Derek Carr after the his forward progress had been stopped by Allen Bailey and was flagged for unnecessary roughness. Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn took exception to it and came after Peters.
Lynch was not on the field for the play and came running off the sideline to try and break up the fight between his teammates and his friend. An official misread Marshawn’s intentions and grabbed him, causing Lynch to grab him back, at which point he was ejected.
Marshawn Lynch has been ejected: pic.twitter.com/m32GBRNr80— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 20, 2017
Reports from the locker room were that Lynch had changed and left the locker room in street clothes. Some thought perhaps he was leaving the stadium, but he was soon spotted in the stands taking in the game with the fans where he watched the Raiders thrilling 31-30 win over the rival Chiefs.
Great spot for Marshawn if they mark it at the 1/2 yard line. #Oh pic.twitter.com/CtjdWPQMDw— Dalai Llama (@Advantage_CT) October 20, 2017
Lynch was in the locker room to greet and congratulate his teammates after the win.
Marshawn Lynch is in the building, congratulating his teammates in the locker room after the game pic.twitter.com/RqLn2n3sXv— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) October 20, 2017
After that he met up with Peters and in true Oakland style, the two took the BART train with the crowds of celebrating Raiders fans.
really just rode the bart with beast mode & marcus peters pic.twitter.com/qsCBU8mtfl— chris (@chandaye) October 20, 2017
As this fan captured on his phone, Lynch and Peters were laughing and joking, flipping each other off and fans chanting ‘F—k your team!”
message from beastmode to marcus peters pic.twitter.com/0ZWwmHQtKN— chris (@chandaye) October 20, 2017