Patriots DC Matt Patricia Rocks Tee Literally Clowning Roger Goodell

Patriots DC Matt Patricia Rocks Tee Literally Clowning Roger Goodell
  • Tanya Ray Fox

There are many thousands of New England Patriots takes and opinions across the internet on Monday in the wake of their miraculous, brilliant and somewhat infuriating win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Some people are reluctantly coming around while others still cling to their cheating rumors and conspiracies for dear life. Such is the narrative of the public relationship with the Pats.

However there is one powerful, uniting force that brings everyone together from all sides: the pure hatred of Roger Goodell. The NFL commissioner has, like so many pro sports commissioners before him, become public enemy number one in the eyes of most football fans and media.

That’s why the internet is losing it’s collective mind over the t-shirt that Matt Patricia wore on the team’s victorious plane trip home from Houston.

The shirt is sold by Barstool Sports, the Boston-based blog site that has had a notoriously contentious relationship with the NFL front offices since the start of DeflateGate. Site founder Dave Portnoy was actually arrested for staging a sit-in at the front offices of the NFL in 2015, so he and the rest of his potty-mouthed Barstool crew have a well-known reputations for being the loudest, most shameless Goodell critics out there.

Surely none of that is lost on Patricia, which means that donning the shirt is just about as close as he can get to giving his boss the middle finger right to his face. DeflateGate is officially over, and while Brady may have served his suspension after losing his court battle. the Patriots are the undisputed winners in the end.

With another Lombardi Trophy in tow, and their custom Super Bowl rings in the works, the Patriots clearly feel untouchable at this point; and Goodell only has himself to blame.

Tanya Ray Fox

Tanya Ray Fox is a sportswriter and producer who has worked for nearly 7 years in both digital and television sports media. She has previously worked in TV production experience for Comcast SportsNet New England, NFL Network and Time Warner Cable Sports. In addition to her work for SportsGrid and appearances on the affiliated FNTSY Sports Network, she is also a contributor for USA Today's Rams Wire.