Feminist group Ultraviolet flew banners over three NFL stadiums on Sunday calling for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to step down.
The first banner was spotted above MetLife Stadium in New Jersey before the Giants kicked off against the Cardinals. (Huffington Post)
Ultraviolet is a far left organization founded by former MoveOn.org executive Nita Chaudhary and progressive activist Shaunna Thomas. Several former Obama campaign staffers make up the rest of the staff.
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Activist groups want Goodell to resign following his mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence situation.
Reuters reported on the banner protest.
A women’s rights group will fly banners over pro football stadiums on Sunday calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign over his handling of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice’s domestic violence case, the group said.
The organization, UltraViolet, said it will fly banners reading, “#GoodellMustGo,” over stadiums in Cleveland, New Jersey and San Francisco ahead of Sunday games. The group says it also will fly the message before a Monday night game to be played in Indianapolis.
The demonstration comes as the league scrambles to manage criticism over its handling of Ray Rice, who was suspended for only two games in July after he knocked out his then-fiancée and now-wife Janay Palmer with a punch to the face.
The three-time Pro Bowler was cut by the Ravens and indefinitely suspended from the league earlier this week after celebrity news website TMZ on Monday published a security video of the incident taken inside a New Jersey casino elevator.