A Seattle Seahawks vs Jacksonville Jaguars game got out of control when a Jacksonville fan threw a drink at the player who had just been ejected. Quinton Jefferson was running over to the tunnel when a fan threw a drink at him. He stopped and ran over to literally try and climb into the stands to get to the fan:
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Another video of the unfortunate moment:
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Can you believe this? Fans and players going after each other? Wow!
— 💙Irish Shar💚🎵🎶🎵 (@SharrieYates) December 11, 2017
Things were getting chippy on and off the field:
— Bradbury Ely (@bradbury_ely) December 11, 2017
BUCKY BROOKS HAD A GOOD TAKE ON WHAT WAS GOING ON DOWN ON THE FIELD:
Watching the #Jaguars vs #Seahawks defensive battle is like watching the Larry Holmes-Muhammad Ali fight. The 'Hawks D are the "old heads" in the ring who still command respect but the Jags are younger, hungrier and more athletic.. Time to pass the torch..
— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) December 11, 2017
Sporting News reports:
The Jaguars held on to beat the Seahawks for a statement win Sunday in Jacksonville, but the 30-24 victory turned ugly late despite the game being all but over.
With the Jaguars in victory formation, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett rolled onto a Jaguars lineman’s leg, igniting a skirmish between the two sides.
Michael Bennett dangerously rolls into the centers leg. Sheldon Richardson ejected for throwing a punch. pic.twitter.com/Qsyr7FJWNH
— Jesse Foster (@Jesse__Foster) December 11, 2017
Seattle defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was ejected for throwing a punch and Bennett was flagged for unnecessary roughness, although he is likely to be fined this week for the play.
The Jags (9-4) had to keep kneeling it to end the game, but on the very next snap, Seattle’s Quinton Jefferson once again attempted to jar the ball loose. He was ejected and got into an argument with Jacksonville fans on his way to the locker room. Jefferson became upset when fans tossed drinks at him as he walked toward the stadium tunnel.
“I’m not going to let somebody disrespect me, throw a beer on me. Just because I’m playing football, I’m still a human being. I’m still a man,” Jefferson told reporters after the game.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for running on field after the play.
“It’s really unfortunate how it ended. We had a chance to get the ball back. We have to be more poised than that,” Carroll said after the game.