Here's something that you've probably never seen before. An NFL player was ejected from a game yesterday for throwing his towel. Seriously.
Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs was the unfortunate player to be kicked after he reacted rather angrily to not being given a call against his defender.
After the non-call, Kelce began berating the official who flagged the tight end instead. Well, that was it. Kelce lost it and threw a flag of his own, which was both hilarious and very ill-advised. Check it out below...
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Unfortunately, throwing your dirty hand towel at an official is not allowed in the National Football League. It is still quite funny though and, thankfully, didn't come back to bite the Chiefs as they ran out 19-14 winners over the Jaguars.
Midway through the fourth quarter at Arrowhead, Kelce was running a route through the end zone when he was yanked to the ground by a Jags defender. Enraged, he began berating the nearest official, who threw an unsportsmanlike conduct flag at Kelce.
Kelce then decided to throw a makeshift flag of his own, his towel. The referee didn't like that and threw his hat - signaling a second flag on the play. Seeing as both were for unsportsmanlike conduct, Kelce was thrown out of the game.
“As soon as the ref took off his hat, I knew I was out. Felt like an idiot,” Kelce said after the game. “It was a terrible decision, but just have to learn from it and keep going.”