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Marcus Peters threw the penalty flag into the stands, left game and then came back

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The Kansas City Chiefs are melting down.

The Chiefs got yet another penalty on the Jets two-point conversion late in Sunday’s game. Steven Nelson was going to be flagged for holding after the Chiefs forced an incomplete pass on the conversion attempt. This was Nelson’s second penalty on that drive after extending that same drive earlier with a holding call in the end zone.

Chiefs CB Marcus Peters quickly got in the face of the ref after the flag went down and then PETERS PICKED UP THE FLAG AND CHUCKED IT INTO THE STANDS!

Peters was walked off the field and into the locker room after that. He just left.

Here’s the weird thing: Peters wasn’t actually ejected.

The ref never announced he was ejected. But he ran off the field and into the tunnel. CBS said Steven Nelson tried to run after Peters to stop him and get him to come back.

I’m so ... confused.

This is the first time Peters has thrown a flag into the stands. We’ve seen him punt the ball into the stands but we haven’t seen him throw the penalty flag.

Update: Peters returned ... without socks!

No explanation after the game either.