Rapper Ice Cube was mobbed when he attended his beloved Oakland Raiders' American football clash with state rivals San Diego Chargers yesterday (16OCT05).

The California rapper had to fight his way through gangs of fans to take his seat and caused controversy when football supporters chanting his name were mistaken for people booing the action on the field.

One fan says, "People started chanting Cube, Cube, Cube...' towards the end of the game - just when the Raiders needed all the support they could get - and it sounded like the crowd was booing the team."

Cube's team lost 27-14.