The referee in charge of Sunday’s controversial ending between the Chiefs and Bills has said Kadarius Toney was so desperate for as Referee Carl Cheffers has revealed why he chose to penalize Chiefs receiver Kadarius Toney

But the play was brought back by the officials after Toney was deemed to be offside when the ball was snapped.

Replays showed that he was well offside and it was the correct call but the decision left Patrick Mahomes and his Chiefs teammates furious with the NFL set to review the quarterback’s behavior.

But referee Carl Cheffers has defended the call and admitted he would have given the Chiefs advice on their positioning if they had asked for it.

He said: ‘Yes, ultimately, if they looked for alignment advice, certainly we are going to give it to them.

‘But ultimately, they are responsible for wherever they line up.

‘And, certainly, no warning is required, especially if they are lined up so far offsides where they’re actually blocking our view of the ball.

‘So, we would give them some sort of a warning if it was anywhere close, but this particular one is beyond a warning.’

The NFL is now set to review Mahomes’ meltdown after he questioned the officials and criticized them in a fit of rage in front of the cameras.

The Chiefs quarterback was enraged by a controversial call that saw the Chiefs lose 20-17 to the Bills – their third defeat in their last four games.