Marcus Peters throws penalty flag into crowd, ejects himself, returns sockless

When youre on a team once hailed as Super Bowl contenders that is now mired in an extended slump its understandable if tempers are frayed

When youre on a team once hailed as Super Bowl contenders now mired in an extended slump its understandable if tempers are frayed. On Sunday, Kansas Citys cornerback Marcus Peters snapped.

Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg)

MARCUS PETERS THREW A PENALTY FLAG INTO THE STANDS pic.twitter.com/VQbbqnPSiO

December 3, 2017

The Chiefs had leapt to an early 14-0 against the New York Jets on Sunday but the Jets battled back to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to a series of penalties called against the Chiefs. The Jets two-point conversion attempt which would have taken them to a 38-31 lead appeared to have failed until an official threw a flag for defensive holding. That prompted Peters to pick up the flag and hurl it into the crowd to the delight on one fan who caught it. Peters then walked off the field and into the tunnel before officials could eject him.

Clay Wendler (@ClayWendler)

MARCUS PETERS HAS NO SOCKS pic.twitter.com/VDfqUt8rfM

December 3, 2017

Except it turned out that Peters had not been ejected and he soon returned to the field with no socks. It appeared he had thrown his gloves away too.

The Chiefs could not rally and have now lost six of their last seven games after starting the season 5-0 and beating the reigning champion New England Patriots in their opening game. There was some shreds of comfort in the game for Kansas City: quarterback Alex Smith threw for four touchdowns and ran for 70 yards after a receiving criticism for his uninspiring play as the Chiefs slump set in.

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