Quinton Jefferson will probably face a suspension after making an attempt to launch into the seating space to confront the heckling Jacksonville Jaguars followers
A SERIES of ugly occasions led to a Seattle Seahawks participant making an attempt to leap into the stands to combat with followers.
The Seahawks 30-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars had a hostile ending that noticed the 21-stone defensive deal with lash out at followers that threw a bottle at him.
Quinton Jefferson was leaving the sphere after being ejected from the sport for preventing on the sphere.
However the combat on the sphere nearly turned to a combat within the stands because the 6′ four″ participant tried to scale the wall that’s extra accustomed to gamers leaping as much as have a good time with followers.
Jefferson was taunted by the raucous Jaguars followers as he made his method off the sphere.
As he turned spherical to argue, what seemed to be a sports activities drink was launched down from the seating space simply as he got here into vary.
An already offended Jefferson misplaced his cool however was pulled again by safety earlier than issues may get out of hand.
After the incident he stated: “I’m not going to let any individual disrespect me, throw a beer on me. Simply because I’m enjoying soccer, I’m nonetheless a human being. I’m nonetheless a person.”
When requested if leaping into the stands was the correct name he responded: “I don’t know. Was it the correct name for him to throw beer on me?
“I’m simply questioning if it was the correct name for him to throw a beer on me. Simply saying.”
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His head coach Pete Carroll said: “I don’t even know what happened, he just kind of lost it.
“Somebody poured a beer on his head as he was walking out the stadium. I told him that’s pro football. They pay to get in. They can do whatever they want.”
Carroll charged onto the field at the end of the game as his team and their opponents let their tempers flare.
Things spiralled out of control when Jacksonville took a knee in victory formation to run down the rest of the game clock.
Micheal Bennett of the Seahawks dangerously dived on the legs of the Jags centre which started the scuffle.
Jefferson was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct while his team-mate Sheldon Richardson suffered the same fate for throwing a punch.
Although nothing official has been said by the NFL, Jefferson will likely face a suspension for lashing out at fans.
Similarly, if the fans who were caught on camera throwing the drink are identified they could be banned from the stadiums.
Fans are subject to a code of conduct and tickets can be revoked for violations.