It isn’t clear exactly where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is, but, if he’d chosen to attend at game Sunday at MetLife Stadium, he’d have seen a plane fly over the place, trailing a banner calling for him to go in a larger #GoodellMustGo protest over the weekend.
It’s part of a protest by UltraViolet, a national women’s rights organization, over how Goodell and the NFL handled the Ray Rice domestic violence cast. The group planned similar flyovers in Cleveland and Indianapolis. Goodell had planned to attend the opening of the San Francisco 49ers’ opulent new stadium in Santa Clara and UltraViolet plans a flyover there, too. However, Goodell reportedly has changed his mind, given that Ray McDonald is expected to play with his case of domestic violence pending.
“We live in a country where one in four women are victims of domestic violence,” Karin Roland, UltraViolet’s organizing director, said (via the New York Daily News). “We can’t afford to have an NFL commissioner who doesn’t take domestic violence seriously.”
On Saturday, the protest was more stark. With the #GoodellMustGo hashtag, an image of a model from the Baltimore Ravens’ CoverGirl’s NFL makeup line was photoshopped to add a black eye.
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