Patriots’ Matt Patricia wears shirt portraying Roger Goodell as a clown

Officially, the Patriots were gracious toward NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after winning Super Bowl LI, with owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady all shaking Goodell’s hand and treating him respectfully.

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia took a different approach.

Patricia wore a shirt portraying Goodell as a clown on the team flight home and was seen by journalists and fans getting off the plane with the Goodell clown shirt on.

The shirt is sold by Barstool Sports, which was banned from Super Bowl week activities by the league office in a move Goodell said he knew nothing about.

The move may not be the kind of thing that would endear Patricia to other NFL owners if he’s ever hoping to become a head-coaching candidate in some other city some day. But it certainly will endear him to fans in New England, where many agree with the shirt’s sentiment that Goodell is a clown.

132 responses to “Patriots’ Matt Patricia wears shirt portraying Roger Goodell as a clown

  1. Ummmm
    Where can I get one?

    ……………………..

    Cheating talk should simmer some fellas. There was no scandal this year. And for all the whining and trash talk, none of it counts. The Patriots fans are still drunk and yelling. They can’t hear you

  2. “mad about being caught cheating.”

    I have to ask you since you’re a science denier.

    When you get on a flight do you worry whether or not the engine elves have enough magic pixie dust to get the plane to its destination without crashing?

    Do you look under the hood of your car to make sure the squirrels on the treadmills have enough food and water to keep your car running to its next destination?

    Or when that low tire pressure indicator comes on do you rush back to view the magic video security camera thingie and see if it was Tom Brady or someone else who let the air out of your tires?

    Lolz I crack myself up sometimes, I tell ya.

  3. Time for everyone to move on. Deflategate was handled abominably by both the NFL, Pats and Brady but in the end, it was the Pats standing tall with middle finger raised high. They won, in epic style, and Goodell couldn’t stop them. Stay classy people. The revenge is all yours!

  4. The clown was wearing the shirt….what a putz. Something a child would do but hey it’s a Cheaties coach….yawn. This is what fuels the contempt ladies of chowda land.

  5. MP is childish, just childish. I thought NE was professional in their approach to everything.

    While B&B should get credit as the best duo ever by far, they are terrible examples for kids as how to win with class.

  6. Roger Goodell can still make up for the mistake that the NFL made when they blamed the Patriots for what the weather does to footballs when they get cold and wet.

    Just give the Patriots the first and second picks in the 1st round of the 2017 NFL Draft and give the Patriots back their 2017 4th round pick.

  7. idiedpretty says:
    Feb 6, 2017 6:21 PM

    Time for everyone to move on. Deflategate was handled abominably by both the NFL, Pats and Brady but in the end, it was the Pats standing tall with middle finger raised high. They won, in epic style, and Goodell couldn’t stop them. Stay classy people. The revenge is all yours!

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    It will be time to move on when the NFL makes up for their mistake and gives the Patriots the top 2 picks in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.

  8. Matty P can coach and he was supporting his player (Tom Brady). He’ll get his chance as a head coach when it’s his time. I love the Matty P hoodies. I’ll get one.

  9. “It will be time to move on when the NFL makes up for their mistake and gives the Patriots the top 2 picks in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.”

    and a formal apology a la Jimmy Swaggart

  10. The clown was wearing the shirt….what a putz. Something a child would do but hey it’s a Cheaties coach….yawn. This is what fuels the contempt ladies of chowda land.

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    Yeah, this is what fuels the contempt. It has nothing to do with the 5 rings and 7 Super Bowls in 15 yrs.

  11. “While B&B should get credit as the best duo ever by far, they are terrible examples for kids as how to win with class.”

    Goodell is the one who wanted to drag the Patriots into the mud. Seems a bit unfair to then demand that they not throw any mud at him. He deserves all the ridicule that comes his way.

  12. The haters are like the protesters, if they would only channel their energy in to something more productive. Go Pats and let’s get one more next year!

  13. I can’t wait to get my shirt of all the refs partying with Kraft at his house. Soon as that’s on the net I’m making a shirt out of it. Come to think of it there are probably plenty of them on there now.

  14. Goodell will get the last laugh on barstool sports. Doesn’t he have to give permission for them to use his likeness for profit?

  15. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Feb 6, 2017 6:23 PM
    The clown was wearing the shirt….what a putz. Something a child would do but hey it’s a Cheaties coach….yawn. This is what fuels the contempt ladies of chowda land.
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    Pats 36 Steelers 17
    3 AFC Championship wins over the Steelers.
    2 In Pitt.

    How are those sour grapes tasting, Fool?

  16. sportswart says:
    Feb 6, 2017 6:14 PM
    I’m sure Rog is looking for a way embezzle a million out of the Pats and steal a few draft picks…

    83 10
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    Indeed.

    It sure worked well for him and his cronies this season, though. Oh wait, nevermind!

  17. Look at how Roger acted toward Brady yesterday and at the MVP Ceremony — grabbing at him and try to force hand-shakes and smile.

    Sorry, Commish, but you got caught lying and stole a pick and money rather than admitting you screwed up. That’s small and that’s a clown-move.

  18. Very funny and cool shirt. With that being said you are a coach, not a player, so act like you belong.

  19. The best thing about the Patriots winning is that now even MORE scrutiny will be coming Goodell’s way

    Anyone aside from an insanely jealous fan knows that Deflategate was FrameGate – and that Goodell for all intents and purposes knowingly suspended an innocent player who also happens to be the GOAT

    When you do that – even though science has proven beyond any reasonable doubt (and affirmed BY the NFL when they agreed that the Steelers lower than 12.5 PSI was natural) – then it’s clear that Commissioner of the NFL is knowingly attempting to FIX the outcome of the season

    That’s worse than the Blacksox scandal in Chicago

    The man responsible for “protecting the shield” is the one who tarnished it

    Thanks to Brady winning, more will be forced to openly admit what we all know – Emperor Goodell wears no clothes

  20. Class act Patriots. Kill the guy for doing his job. You cheated and got caught. RG was doing his job… isn’t that what you A-holes preach? Oh, unless you’re caught cheating.

  21. patricia has a right to wear whatever t shirt he chooses
    after being ou all night and then flying home

    the patsnoia and hater jealousy is comical
    to watch

    still

  22. jchipwood says:
    Feb 6, 2017 6:34 PM

    Any word on Matt Ryan’s malfunction with the coaches and back up qbs headsets?
    ++++++++++

    Yeah, no joy on the warranty due to water damage. Melting Ice will do that

  23. Bet there is a new t-shirt for the draft to demonstrate the esteem the fans have for Roger Goodell … perhaps suggesting that Roger be fired? BTW. I just bought one of the Barstool shirts and I’m retired! Goodell has done more damage to the NFL than the owners appreciate. Wait until the next CBA negotiations!

  24. As to your point about other owners, I noticed none of them were out telling the media how great the Patriots played and that Deflategate was a black mark on the NFL, not the Patriots.

    Brady drove a stake through the hearts of 31 owners last night. He didn’t hit any spines because none of those 31 owners have one.

    Patricia is a rocket scientist. Probably is an atheist that believes in global warming. I bet every Patriots fan still loves him.

  25. This is hilarious!

    Roger Goodell couldn’t care less about being hated, and in fact it reinforces the “sheriff” persona he loves to put on.

    But the commissioner does NOT like to be mocked, and that’s exactly why I love that T-shirt. Score another point for Barstool Sports.

  26. Willfully ignorant science denying dopes, like Roger, should expect that intelligent people would find it funny to mock them from time to time.

    Matt Patricia – majored in aeronautical engineering in college and left a job in that field to get a job as a low level team assistant. Probably electing to take a significant pay cut to because he wanted to work in the NFL. Now he is recognized as one of the brightest coaching minds in the NFL.

  27. chippys lost binky says:
    Feb 6, 2017 7:10 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Feb 6, 2017 6:23 PM
    The clown was wearing the shirt….
    +++++++++++++++

    Well, look who crawled out from under their stealers lost I’ve been too shamed to use this id rock

  28. “that’s why that Clown DEF Coach will NOT B A NFL Coach”

    Um, he already is an NFL coach.

    SMH the things kids say when they get behind Mom’s keyboard

    BTW I strongly advise you to go to an English class instead of learning how to write from texts

  29. charger383 says:
    Feb 6, 2017 7:26 PM
    Matt Patrica is a Rocket Scientist
    _____________________

    Well there sure weren’t any on the opposing sideline.

  30. vancouversportsbro says:
    Feb 6, 2017 6:34 PM
    Well…he can say goodbye to a head coaching career in the NFL as long as Goodell is around now. No referee will ever give him the benefit of the doubt or the league video office.
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    The league has not been kind to the refs. Played hardball at last refs CBA, locked them out, bringing in scabs. Put a bean counter in charge rather than an actual ref. Misrepresented Walt Anderson in deflategate. Focused on physical conditioning rather than education.

    I seriously doubt that the refs are going to do anything other than quietly snicker at this.

  31. Patricia will get a coaching gig whenever he wants one because owners hire winners. As for whether or not he should wear the shirt, Kraft and Brady can take the high road on behalf of the organization, the rest of the community and fanbase do not. Goodell deserves every bit of reckoning he has coming to him. People arguing about “class” are either people just looking to stir the pot or were rooting hard for the Falcons last night. Either way, go screw.

  32. bronx33 says:
    Feb 6, 2017 7:09 PM

    Class act Patriots. Kill the guy for doing his job. You cheated and got caught. RG was doing his job… isn’t that what you A-holes preach? Oh, unless you’re caught cheating.
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    To catch someone cheating don’t you actually have to prove that any cheating took place? Bozo couldn’t even do that. The Balls in that game were just like every ball in every cold weather game in NFL history, as was proven this year in the Steelers/Giants game, and would be obvious if the NFL released any of the other PSI data they claimed to collect this year but which they consider top secret since it will reveal that this entire thing was a sham.

    By the way, how do Brady’s stats compare since the league claimed this was happening?

  33. The NFL rules on psi are idiotic. Nfl qbs should be allowed the same latitude as professional golfers to play different brands all within the same broad regs.

    But remember, this was initially a mere $8k equipment fine. The Pats have a history of breaking the rules, the owners were upset and wanted a level playing field and they put the saddle on Roger. He doesn’t hate you.

    The Pats won on and off the field last night. Brady has been resurrected as the face of the Nfl. Don’t blow it. Bitter revenge is best served icy cold and the Pats served it.

  34. idiedpretty says:
    Feb 6, 2017 7:45 PM

    The Pats have a history of breaking the rules,
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    Except that statement is false.

  35. I bet #LyinRoger isn’t concerned about the shirt any more than how to get the ringing out of his ears. BOOOOOOOOOOO! 🙂

    That was epic. Just… epic!

    🙂

  36. bronx33 says:
    Feb 6, 2017 7:09 PM
    Class act Patriots. Kill the guy for doing his job. You cheated and got caught. RG was doing his job… isn’t that what you A-holes preach? Oh, unless you’re caught cheating.


    That’s World Champion Patriots and 5 time World Champion A-Holes to you.

    Address the champs properly boy!

    🙂

  37. vancouversportsbro says:
    Feb 6, 2017 6:34 PM
    Well…he can say goodbye to a head coaching career in the NFL as long as Goodell is around now. No referee will ever give him the benefit of the doubt or the league video office.
    _________________________________________
    Believe me, if Seattle will hire Pate Carroll after what he did to the USC program, somebody will hire Patricia. Then again, maybe Patricia likes winning Superbowls, so he’s going to stick around in Foxboro for a while. He definitely won’t go to “One hit Wonderville” aka Seattle.

  38. I’m sure Brady and his wife would just like for Patricia and everyone else to just end this story. It keeps reminding people that Tom got caught cheating and was suspended. Matt Patricia must not be the sharpest knife in the drawer for keeping the cheating scandal front and center. If you don’t believe me, ask Gisele. They’re ready to put that behind them and move on.

  39. jchipwood says:
    Feb 6, 2017 6:34 PM

    Any word on Matt Ryan’s malfunction with the coaches and back up qbs headsets?
    ———————————-

    They concluded that it was a short caused by melting ice.

  40. I love all of the bozos, no pun intended, going bananas over a t-shirt that Roger himself wears while digging for clams by his home in Maine.

  41. Dang, the bitterness, jealousy and anger of trolls like Chippy and others here seems almost unbearable for them. It’s fun watching their pathetic, frustrated attempts to meekly trash the king of the football world! Wooooo hooooo!

  42. It’s wonderful knowing Tom Brady and the 5 time World Champion Patriots are on top of the mountain, looking down and smiling at all the other inferior teams and their inferior fans. 🙂

    Yes it really is GREAT to be king!

    🙂

  43. Patriots keep winning, while fans of inferior teams and inferior teams keep losing. It is comical to watch. This salt and tears can fill an ocean.

  44. IF IT WASN’T FOR GOODELL’S HELP THE PATRIOTS WOULD’NT HAVE BEEN IN THE SUPER BOWL! EASY SCHEDULES, AND CORRUPT OFFICIATING ALWAYS IN THEIR FAVOR!

  45. THE NFL IS IN KRAFTS POCKET. SO YOU PATRIOT FANS CAN QUIT PRETENDING YOU HATE GOODELL, AND THANK HIM FOR ALL HIS HELP OVER THE YEARS!

  46. jjfootball says:
    Feb 6, 2017 10:06 PM

    THE NFL IS IN KRAFTS POCKET. SO YOU PATRIOT FANS CAN QUIT PRETENDING YOU HATE GOODELL, AND THANK HIM FOR ALL HIS HELP OVER THE YEARS!
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    Stop yelling

  47. bigdaddyrockytop says:
    Feb 6, 2017 8:37 PM
    How low is the collective IQ in Mass that no one gets it?
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    About a hundred times higher than those mocking IQ’s when they have Rocky Top in their name. Tennessee, that bastion of higher education and female trainer molesters.

  48. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Feb 6, 2017 6:23 PM
    The clown was wearing the shirt….
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Speaking of clowns……….

  49. tonebones says:
    Feb 6, 2017 8:28 PM
    I’m sure Brady and his wife would just like for Patricia and everyone else to just end this story. It keeps reminding people that Tom got caught cheating and was suspended. Matt Patricia must not be the sharpest knife in the drawer for keeping the cheating scandal front and center. If you don’t believe me, ask Gisele. They’re ready to put that behind them and move on.
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    Tom Brady just won his 2nd Super Bowl post psigate fraud. He doesn’t give a rat’s tonebones about what shirt Matt Patricia wears.

  50. Patricia’s D wasn’t up to snuff. The sack fumble and the Pats offense made him look better than he was. He better hope Belichick doesn’t tire of him like he does players because bosses remember stuff like this.

  51. Pathetic display of leadership and professionalism from someone in a key position on a football team; show some class and the ability to move on from adversity and obstacles. I’m fully on the Patriots side in that whole mess, but this is preteen locker room antics in regards to that stupid shirt.

    Next thing you know, he’ll grow a d-bag beard, start wearing skinny jeans and a beany, start vaping, and then start smashing windows to protest the president; therefore destroying businesses that have nothing to do with anything.

    Grow up America.

  52. I’ve been a Patriots fan since 2001, the year after Brady was drafted (crossed over from the Dallas Cowboys) and as much as I celebrate their successes, this shirt is embarrassing to us Patriot die-hards………ugh, use your heads!

  53. unprofessional.
    although i do agree Roger is a mess, he is still the head of the league that he works for so… maybe try to be a little less childish. Also, tommy was caught cheating so perhaps one protests a bit too much.

  54. The Funny part is Goodell could write a book if he was not the commish anymore that would BURY The NFL completely and even more Thee Patriots. Only Goodell knows what were on those tapes…That they smashed together

  55. jjfootball says:
    Feb 6, 2017 10:01 PM
    IF IT WASN’T FOR GOODELL’S HELP THE PATRIOTS WOULD’NT HAVE BEEN IN THE SUPER BOWL! EASY SCHEDULES, AND CORRUPT OFFICIATING ALWAYS IN THEIR FAVOR!
    ______________________________________
    You realize that Goodell has zero say over what teams play each other in a given year, right? That’s based on a rotating cycle and relevant win-loss records from the preceding year. In other words, the Pats play each member of their division twice, all the members of another division (that division being chosen by a predetermined rotating basis), and a member of each other division with the same division rank as them the previous year. The league has a certain degree of latitude when it comes to which week teams meet, and what week a team has its bye. Even that, however, is limited by the fact that none of these determinations can be in conflict with similar determinations made for every other team.

    As for the refs, as someone already mentioned, the refs got screwed hard by the league during their last CBA. Not thinking they’re too interested in putting their own reputations and self-respect on the line to have Roger’s back on anything.

    Oh, an if Roger loves the Pats so much, why has he been avoiding Foxboro like the plague? Grow the hell up. The one time my Eagles made it to the SB in my memory, they ran smack dab into the middle of the Pats initial dynasty run. You don’t see me making ridiculous excuses to try to delegitimize them. Like a grown up, I simply accepted the fact that they outplayed us in the SB and moved on.

  56. Remind me to point back to this incident when they’re whining about something going against them next season…

  57. ProFootballRealignment says:
    Feb 6, 2017 10:38 PM
    Robert Kraft was anything but “gracious” during the trophy presentation.

    ——————-

    Were you expecting a little kissing or something? He was fine. Polite was required and polite was what what he did. The crowd handled the underlying message just fine they needed no help. It was quite the spectacle on national tv. Thats why Goodell looked like he was just soldering and then got out if there fast. It was not because of Kraft.

  58. jjfootball says:
    Feb 6, 2017 10:01 PM
    IF IT WASN’T FOR GOODELL’S HELP THE PATRIOTS WOULD’NT HAVE BEEN IN THE SUPER BOWL! EASY SCHEDULES, AND CORRUPT OFFICIATING ALWAYS IN THEIR FAVOR!
    ——————————
    Are you new to proffesional football? If you have been a fan for more than 3 weeks you would know the NFL schedules are preset as far as opponents years in advance.

  59. The perfect way to get a Head coaching job. Do you think the owners think it’s funny, I doubt it?
    I thought the Patriots had a bit of class, but I guess I am wrong.

  60. campcouch says:
    Feb 7, 2017 1:53 AM

    Patricia’s D wasn’t up to snuff. The sack fumble and the Pats offense made him look better than he was. He better hope Belichick doesn’t tire of him like he does players because bosses remember stuff like this.
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    They held the high powered Atlanta offense to 21 points, and shut them down in the second half. That’s up to snuff enough for me.

  61. annes22 says:
    Feb 7, 2017 10:29 AM

    The perfect way to get a Head coaching job. Do you think the owners think it’s funny, I doubt it?
    I thought the Patriots had a bit of class, but I guess I am wrong.
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    Do you seriously think that the owners don’t think that Goodell is a clown? Why do you think they hired him?

  62. The LACK of class in that organization, always amazes me and I don’t know why it should anymore? A grown man, wearing a shirt like that, looks like 4th grade play time….

  63. If Madonna can say she wants to blow up the White House, then Patricia can certainly wear a shirt portraying Goodell as a clown.
    I would prefer it was a rat instead of a clown, though.

  64. “Enjoy that career as a lifelong assistant, Matt.”

    Because its a bad thing to do something you love for your entire life and get paid over 1/2 a million a year to do it.

    SMH

  65. easyeddie says:
    Feb 7, 2017 11:05 AM
    An overweight adult guy with unkempt facial and a backwards baseball cap wearing a clown t-shirt says it all.

    An overweight adult guy with unkempt facial and a backwards baseball cap wearing a clown t-shirt….just happens to be a multiple Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator on the best team in the land.

    You forgot to mention the pencil he always has lodged behind his ear. Utterly disgraceful….

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