One fun thing, however, that came from the loss was an instantly iconic photo of Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase flipping off Steelers defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Chase was asked about the photo on Wednesday in the Bengals’ locker room.
And he had a great reaction.
The former LSU star told reporters it wasn’t the first time he’s flipped off an opponent, this was just the first time he’s been caught.
Ja'Marr on this photo from @emchinn: "It's a cool photo…I hope they don't make nothing too big of it. It's fun to see though."— Andrew Gillis (@Andrew_Gillis70) September 14, 2022
Was this the first time he's ever done this to an opponent? "Nah. It's the first time they caught me doing it." https://t.co/DVZoyEWPKP
Chase also sheepishly said to reporters “I guess yall saw that”.
Yes, Chase. We all saw it. Everyone.
Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase on the photo of him flipping off Steelers DB Minkah Fitzpatrick going viral: pic.twitter.com/fdAesl5wG5— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) September 14, 2022
I agree with Chase there. Hopefully, folks don’t spin this into something more than it needs to be. It was just a competitor in the moment. It happens…often.
Featured image via Twitter.com/@Ben_Baby