BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots have already won the war over Roger Goodell. But that doesn’t mean that many Pats fans aren’t still seething with hatred toward the NFL commissioner.
A trio of Patriots fans went viral on Thursday night after taking a photo with Goodell in Foxboro, where the commissioner was in attendance for the Patriots’ preseason opener at Gillette Stadium. The photo, which was posted on Twitter by NFL PR man Brian McCarthy, prompted plenty of reactions ranging from good-natured ribbing to full-on anger and vitriol.
Others went so far as to make threats or post the fans’ personal information like their addresses over the photo, which both Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb agreed were taking it way too far. Especially because the Patriots have already won their “war” against Goodell by winning two of the last three Super Bowls since the start of DeflateGate.
Rich attempted to reach out to one of the fans, if only to find out whether or not he was an actor who was “planted” for the photo. The fan apparently had his guard up already, because he responded angrily and aggressively to Rich’s questions.
Listen above for Rich’s recounting of his back-and-forth with the fan, plus both Fred and Rich’s reactions to the whole debacle.