Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon films hilarious exchange with trash-talking Uber driver who doesn’t recognize him
- Gordon secretly recorded the interaction during a trip in Baltimore on Saturday
- He pretends to be a fan as he debates the driver about who will win Sunday’s playoff game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Baltimore Ravens
- Gordon introduces himself at the end of the ride, leaving the driver in disbelief
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon filmed a hilarious interaction with an Uber driver in Baltimore who didn’t recognize the NFL star as he railed against his team.
Gordon, who was in town for Sunday’s playoff road game against the Baltimore Ravens, flashed a cheeky grin at the camera in his lap before asking the driver: ‘You think the Ravens are going to the Super Bowl?’
The driver responds with an enthusiastic yes, praising his home team’s ‘enthusiasm and motivation’ as Gordon tries to mask his distaste.
‘So what about the Chargers?’ the running back asks. ‘You don’t think the Chargers are going to be in it?’
‘Oh, hell no. Don’t even have to worry about them,’ the driver quips.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon filmed a hilarious interaction with an Uber driver in Baltimore who didn’t recognize the NFL star as he railed against his team’s chances when the squads go head-to-head in Sunday’s playoff game. Gordon wore a cheeky grin throughout the light-hearted exchange on Saturday
Gordon pretended to be nothing more than a dedicated fan as he defended the Chargers and asked the driver what he thought about ‘that running back’ – referring to himself. Gordon is seen driving down the field when the Chargers took on the Denver Broncos on November 18
Gordon’s voice goes up an octave as he asserts that Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is a ‘hall-of-famer’, but the driver isn’t having it.
‘Listen, that don’t make no difference,’ he says, reminding him that Raven’s quarterback Lamar Jackson is a Heisman Trophy winner.
The pair continue to debate what will go down during Sunday’s playoff game, with Gordon throwing in his two cents about ‘that running back’ on the Chargers.
As Gordon continues to support his team, the driver says: ‘Ah so you’re in town to see Rivers play tomorrow?’
‘Yeah I got to see Philip Rivers play,’ Gordon says with a smile.
‘You play any sports yourself?’ the driver asks.
‘Nah I’m just a fan,’ Gordon replies before probing: ‘What about that running back? That Melvin Gordon kid?’
‘Yeah he’s something. He’s something,’ the driver says.
After a few more light-hearted jabs are thrown, the video cuts to Gordon introducing himself before getting out of the car.
‘I’m Melvin Gordon, man, I’m the running back for the Chargers,’ he says.
The driver initially brushes him off, assuming that he’s kidding around. But after Gordon insists he’s being honest, the driver asks for an autograph and a selfie.
Before getting out of the Uber, Gordon revealed his identity to the driver, who didn’t believe him at first but then asked for an autograph and a selfie
Gordon (above in October) is hoping to lead his team to victory in Sunday’s game as they fight for a spot in this year’s Super Bowl