The 17 Best #GoodellMustGo Tweets the NFL Needs to See

The 17 Best #GoodellMustGo Tweets the NFL Needs to See
Source: The Associated Press/Mic
Source: The Associated Press/Mic

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is facing mounting pressure to resign over his response to the Ray Rice incident, and the movement has picked up even more steam in the form of a hashtag: #GoodellMustGo.

The campaign, which has followed a similar arc to the #WhyIStayed movement, has inspired hundreds of tweets calling for Goodell's resignation, as well as this image of an advertisement for CoverGirl's NFL line that was photoshopped to show a woman with a black eye: 

The Rice debacle, which began all the way back in February, reached a fever pitch last week when TMZ released a full-length video showing Rice knocking his then-fiancée and now-wife unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator. 

The calls for Goodell's resignation over the terribly mishandling of the situation have been raining down from all sides, particularly from women's groups. UltraViolet, an organization that aims to expand women's rights, is flying #GooddellMustGo banners above three NFL games on Sunday. 

Other Twitter users took to the platform to voice their outrage: 

This is an incredible display of social media activism — one that will hopefully yield true, tangible results. 

h/t Detroit Free Press

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Sophie Kleeman

Sophie is a staff writer at Mic covering the intersection of tech and culture. She's based in New York and can be reached at sophie@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Angela Merkel sharply criticizes Donald Trump on climate change without ever mentioning his name

"Whoever thinks that the problems of this world can be solved by protectionism and isolation lives under a huge misconception," Merkel said.

Top Pope aide charged with sexual assault vows to fight his "relentless character assassination"

Pell is the highest-ranking Catholic Church official to be ensnared in the church's sexual abuse scandal.

'Hot Mic' podcast: Sterling family lawsuit, Low approval for GOP health care, Trump hotel sued

The important stories to get you caught up for Thursday.

CNN's Van Jones allegedly says the Trump Russia stories are "a big nothing burger"

He's the second CNN insider this week to apparently denounce the network's Russia coverage.

Conservative columnist Bret Stephens joins MSNBC

Stephens will remain a columnist at The New York Times.

Department of Homeland Security announces new airline security rules

The new measures could help end the electronics ban.

Angela Merkel sharply criticizes Donald Trump on climate change without ever mentioning his name

"Whoever thinks that the problems of this world can be solved by protectionism and isolation lives under a huge misconception," Merkel said.

Top Pope aide charged with sexual assault vows to fight his "relentless character assassination"

Pell is the highest-ranking Catholic Church official to be ensnared in the church's sexual abuse scandal.

'Hot Mic' podcast: Sterling family lawsuit, Low approval for GOP health care, Trump hotel sued

The important stories to get you caught up for Thursday.

CNN's Van Jones allegedly says the Trump Russia stories are "a big nothing burger"

He's the second CNN insider this week to apparently denounce the network's Russia coverage.

Conservative columnist Bret Stephens joins MSNBC

Stephens will remain a columnist at The New York Times.

Department of Homeland Security announces new airline security rules

The new measures could help end the electronics ban.