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Rhode Island business’ mural subtly but brilliantly trolls Roger Goodell (pic)

It goes without saying that the New England Patriots organization and Roger Goodell aren’t on the best terms right now. All the Deflategate drama over the past few years — not to mention the four-game suspension of Tom Brady — will have that impact.

And Patriots fans? To say they have a deep-seated hostility for the NFL commissioner wouldn’t give justice to the level of contempt Patriots fans have for Goodell.

And now, just a little over a week before the Patriots face the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, a Rhode Island company has found a clever way to send a slyly crass message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Dennis Moffitt Painting, based in Wakefield, R.I. — right in the heart of Patriots Country — has created a mural which celebrates the Patriots’ storied championship history while also subtly taking a shot at Goodell.

The mural features a hand adorned with the Patriots’ four Super Bowl rings. Instead of the patented “One for the Thumb” motif typically employed when teams seek a fifth ring, the mural instead leaves one very specific finger unadorned by any championship jewelry.

Owner Mike Moffitt originally posted an image of the ring-less middle-finger mural to the company’s Facebook page earlier this week.

Saved this one for you Roger!! We can’t wait to see him on the stage with Brady…please share with your friends, family and favorite Pats fan!

Posted by Dennis Moffitt Painting (DMP) onĀ Wednesday, January 25, 2017

“Me and the wife were trying to come up with different ideas,” Moffitt told NBC 10. “And we both kind of came up with the idea to kind of send a message to the league.”

Message sent.