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Roger Goodell shouldn't attend Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons

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What a 10 days it has been for the NFL and in particular, its commissioner, Roger Goodell who is arguably the most talked about man in America right now.

After the issues surrounding former Baltimore Ravens Runningback Ray Rice, then Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson and now Carolina Panthers Greg Hardy, Goodell has his fair share of headaches.

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The general consensus around America is that Goodell and the NFL handled the Ray Rice situation horribly wrong and have only just corrected themselves.

With Rice being dropped by the Ravens and kicked out of the league due to the video evidence of domestic violence towards his wife, many feel it may be too little too late from Goodell.

Some people who certainly have that opinion include the members of women's advocacy group UltraViolet.

UltraViolet have been one of the big names in the quest to get Goodell removed from his position as NFL Commissioner.

Now it appears they are taking their protest to the next level and may be giving Goodell a very good reason not to attend Thursday's game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.

A sight for the fans

UltraViolet have reportedly hired a plane to circle the Georgia Dome on Thursday evening which will be hauling an anti-Goodell banner behind it.

For two hours, in advance of kick off in the game, the plane will circle the stadium with the message "GoodellMustGo" flying high behind it.

This won't be the first game that UltraViolet have employed this tactic for as two games at the weekend saw similar activities

This will however be the first game where it has been deployed before kick-off with the Georgia Dome being a closed stadium, they will have to get to the fans before the game.

A game overshadowed?

Its true, the Buccaneers - Falcons game will certainly not be the biggest game of week three but it seems to be taking even less relevance with the news of the public protest.

The Buccaneers are 0-2 this season after loses to the St Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers in weeks one and two.

The Falcons however are 1-1 thanks to their dramatic 34-37 win over the New Orleans Saints in week one but slumped to a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at the weekend.

It may not have been the biggest game of the weekend before UltraViolet's announcement but it seems like it will draw all eyes to Atlanta now.

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