Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is usually known as a man of few words with little to say.
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He’s been fined several times this season for refusing to speak to the media and on Thursday he was fined $20,000, though this time it was for making an obscene gesture in the NFC title game on Sunday.
Then the Seahawks learned receiver Chris Matthews was fined more than $11,000 for making an obscene gesture of his own.
Lynch, who has been critical of the NFL before, did not agree with Matthews’ fine at all.
He took his anger to social media and tweeted about it:
The NFL did not disclose the exact action that led to the fine, but The Seattle Times noted that the gesture in this picture may have been the reason for the fine.
It’s hard to tell what Matthews is doing in the picture, especially considering he wasn’t on the field when Lynch scored the fourth quarter touchdown that led to Matthews’ actions.
Matthews made a key play to set up the Lynch touchdown, recovering a Seattle onside kick with less than two minutes left in the game.
He didn’t record a catch, but that play was probably more significant than any catch he could have made.
Lynch, meanwhile, had a career day, setting a franchise record with 157 rushing yards while scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 1:25 left in the game that led to Seattle’s improbable comeback.
Seattle will play the New England Patriots on Feb. in Super Bowl XLIX in a game that will feature two No. 1 seeds.