When The NFL Announced Roger Goodell’s Death, The Internet Laughed

When The NFL Announced Roger Goodell’s Death, The Internet Laughed

"We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away. He was 57. #RIP"

Has anyone asked for Tom Brady’s alibi?

On Tuesday morning, a hacker compromised the NFL’s official Twitter account and posted a message that controversial commissioner Roger Goodell passed away at age 57.

“We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away,” the original tweet read. “He was 57. #RIP”

Many NFL fans online immediately suspected that the message was not authentic, while others made jokes about Goodell’s long history of mismanaging the league’s myriad scandals.

The NFL deleted the tweet almost immediately after it was first posted, but that didn’t keep the Internet from spreading news of Goodell’s death. Wikipedia was even edited to reflect the news of Goodell’s death:

One Wikipedia editor changed Goodell’s entry to note that that the cause of death was “deflated testicles”:

Goodell Wiki Deflated Testicles

While Goodell’s fans, friends, and family were undoubtedly relieved to learn that the NFL’s account had merely been hacked, not everybody rejoiced at the news:

Ouch.

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