Fan wearing Roger Goodell clown shirt removed from Chiefs-Pats game
A fan wearing the infamous Roger Goodell clown shirt in attendance at Monday night’s Kansas City Chiefs-New England Patriots showdown at Arrowhead Stadium was seen getting removed by security at some point during the game.
Footage shared on social media showed the fan in question being led out by a number of security staffers from the upper reaches of the Chiefs’ home stadium.
@stoolpresidente @BarstoolBigCat @hen_ease @PFTCommenter chiefs security taking a guy out because he has the Goodell clown shirt on. This is outragous pic.twitter.com/3wc2X430n5— Drew Stickney (@Drew_Stickney) October 6, 2020
The Goodell clown shirt has a long and storied history, and its origins can be traced back to the NFL commissioner’s handling of the New England Patriots’ Deflategate investigation.
The shirt in question made its first appearance all the way back in 2017 when then-Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was spotted wearing one when stepping off a plane following the team’s Super Bowl LI win.
Later, the Goodell-as-a-Clown shirt served as inspiration for towels that were intended to be handed out to Patriots fans ahead of the team’s 2017 home opener at Gillette Stadium.
Then, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton appeared to wear the shirt in question at his end-of-season presser following the 2018 campaign for what should be obvious reasons in hindsight.
All that aside, the above video obviously provides little context to the situation that played out Monday night at Arrowhead Stadium, nor does it document what exactly the fan may have done to warrant an ejection.
It’s entirely possible, if not likely, that the fan’s removal from the stadium had absolutely nothing to do with his Goodell clown shirt and that the impetus to the fan’s unceremonious heave-ho stemmed from entirely different reasons. It nevertheless made for an interesting scene, though.