Women's Advocacy Group to Fly "Goodell must go" Banners Over NFL Stadiums


Sunday’s NFL games will be played with a Roger Goodell-shaped cloud hanging over the proceedings. After one of the most embarrassing and perception-damaging weeks in the league’s history, it’s unlikely the on-field action will eclipse focus on the state of the organization.

UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy group, will do its part to keep the NFL commissioner in people’s minds by flying planes over three stadiums with banners reading “@UltraViolet: #GoodellMustGo.”

"The planes are scheduled to fly for two hours above each facility prior to the no-fly security restrictions that begin one hour before game time. One plane will fly over MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, before the New YorkGiants’ game against the Arizona Cardinals. Banners will also be displayed above stadiums in Cleveland and San Francisco, along with one ahead of the Monday night NFL game in Indianapolis. "

UltraViolet stood with the National Organization of Women earlier this week in calling for Goodell to step down. Nita Chaudhary, the group’s co-founder, said the protest is about more than just the perceived mishandling of the Ray Rice situation.

"“It is also clear given the league’s failure to take action in the domestic violence cases of New Orleans Saints player Greg Hardy — found guilty of assault in a court of law in July — and San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald.”"


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