An NFL fan wearing a Roger Goodell clown t-shirt was removed from Monday’s football game between the Chiefs and Patriots.
The video shows five Chief security officials escorting a man in a turquoise Roger Goodell clown shirt down the steps of Arrowhead Stadium. Chief fans were cheering while the not-yet-known individual walks down the stairs and presumably out of the stadium.
It is not yet known if the Goodell-mocking apparel worn by the fan was the cause of the dismissal. Per TMZ, Chiefs officials deny kicking the fan out solely due to the shirt. “I can confirm, the ejection had nothing to do with the shirt the fan was wearing,” a Chiefs official said.
The blue shirt depicts Commissioner Goodell in clown attire, including a large clownish nose. The man wearing the gimmick shirt was watching the game from the upper level of the Arrowhead stadium. It appears from the video that security restrained his hands behind his back before leading him away. The man does not appear to be seriously resisting security in the video.
Goodell Clown Shirt History
The infamous t-shirt was produced by Barstool Sports and first made its appearance reportedly due to Goodell’s handling of “deflate gate” in 2017 As a result, the t-shirt is popular among New England Patriot fans and fans of other teams that disagree with Goodell’s policies.
Former New England Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia was one of the first to wear the shirt. New Orleans Saints Sean Payton also appears to be wearing the shirt during a 2018 press conference, according to sports site Yardbarker.
Monday’s match-up saw only 16,000 mask-wearing fans pack Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs defeated the Patriots 26-10 to remain undefeated in the young 2020 season.