From the NFL Newswire at 985TheSportsHub.com
It’s not known for sure what undershirt Sean Payton was wearing at his most recent press conference. But it almost certainly was the instantly recognizable Roger Goodell clown nose shirt from Barstool Sports.
Eagle-eyed viewers noticed the top of Payton’s shirt, which is the same color and appears to have the same design as the top of Goodell’s head on the clown nose shirt. Former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia infamously wore the shirt uncovered in 2017, which reportedly drew the ire of Goodell at that time.
Here’s a look at the shirts laid over each other, via NBC Sports Philadelphia:
Did Sean Payton really wear a Roger Goodell clown shirt at his season-ending press conference today?— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) January 30, 2019
Welp. ⤵️ ???? pic.twitter.com/nvjB1A8dgi
Payton’s most recent beef with the NFL commissioner concerns the egregious non-call on Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who admitted he was committing a penalty on purpose to prevent a touchdown, in the NFC Championship Game. Many Saints players have publicly expressed the sentiment that the lack of a flag on the play directly affected the outcome of the game, which sent the Rams to Super Bowl LIII.
Goodell fielded several questions about the infamous non-call during his annual Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday in Atlanta, admitting the officials’ mistake and that he spoke personally to Payton about it.
“We had several conversations … over the next several days. That’s our process,” said Goodell. “That’s what we always do, particularly with judgment calls.”
Payton subtly told the world his feelings on that conversation, and the commissioner in general, with his apparent wardrobe choice.
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