Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has made it a routine to not just kneel during the national anthem but to sit down in protest.
But during his team’s “Thursday Night Football” matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, all eyes were on Lynch for a different reason in the second quarter.
The running back was ejected from the game after he ran onto the field and shoved a referee in a disgusting act after a late hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch gets ejected for assaulting an official; reportedly left stadium pic.twitter.com/zRgwxvHyRL
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It's likely Lynch will face hefty fines and possibly a suspension for the attack on the ref, according to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert:
Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch could be looking at a loss of more than $100,000 for that ridiculous display. First, Lynch is subject to a minimum fine of $30,387 for making contact with an official during that melee. That he came off the bench to join the fight makes him a candidate to be suspended, as well. That would cost him a game check of $79,411.
Lynch has become one of the most visible faces in the controversial national anthem protest movement in the NFL. At one point, Raiders staff actually tried to hide Lynch's sit-down protest from the cameras.
He has also made some political statements, including wearing a “Everybody vs. Trump” shirt before a game.