Beast Mode is back…on the fútbol field that is.
It wasn’t exactly a ‘Beast Quake,’ but Marshawn Lynch certainly made sure his presence was felt during a charity soccer game Sunday.
Lynch, who recently ended a one-year retirement to play for the Oakland Raiders, participated in the Zakuani & Friends charity game, hosted by former Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers midfielder Steve Zakuani.
The charity soccer game featured plenty of MLS and international veterans — as well as former NFL star receiver and soccer fanatic Chad Johnson — but Lynch made sure to steal the show.
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The bruising running back quickly put his football skills to the test. After receiving a pass from a teammate just inside the penalty area, Lynch let his football insticts take over and picked up the soccer ball, sprinting past the opposing goalie and running straight into the net — all while wearing flip flops.
Lynch received a red card for his antics, and didn’t take his punishment kindly. The former Seahawks running back leaped up to snatch the red card from the referee’s hand before punting the soccer ball to the opposing side of the field, losing a flip flop in the process.
After Lynch spent a year away from the girdiron, football fans will just have to wait and see if Beast Mode keeps up his hilarious antics with the Raiders this season.
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