Nick Lachey visits Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, to promote Tide's 'Show Us Your Colors' campaign on November 20, 2012 (Courtesy: Getty Images)
Nick Lachey is such a die-hard Cincinnati Bengals fan that he was escorted out of Sunday's San Diego Chargers game against the Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium after he got into a trash-talking argument with a fan.
"Just got kicked out of the chargers stadium and couldn't be prouder!" he wrote on Twitter. "Go Cincy Bengals! #whodey." He followed that with "Bengals win again. i'd talk trash to everyone in SD, but what's the point? you already had me kicked out of the stadium and you still lost."
The boy bander, game show host and new dad, 39, was at the Chargers-Bengals game in San Diego, when a Chargers fan sitting in front of him got too vocal.
TMZ says the argument got physical and that Lachey lunged at the fan and insulted his wife.
Lachey tweeted on Monday: "For the record, i was not kicked out of the chargers game for excessive 'trash talking'. no, that honor belonged to the guy in front of me!" he wrote. "i simply don't appreciate someone turning around and putting their finger in my face. call me crazy, but that deserved a reaction. again, aside from a few exceptions, i had a great time hanging with Charger fans all afternoon. honestly, some of the nicest fans around."
Lachey's rep tells TMZ: "It was nothing but a spirited debate between fans of opposing teams. At no point did Nick say anything derogatory to the man's wife and anything to suggest the contrary is simply untrue."