Ray Rice Scandal: Photoshopped NFL CoverGirl Ad With Black-Eye Model Spreads on Twitter

Roger Goodell Horizontal - H 2014
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Roger Goodell Horizontal - H 2014

The image is accompanied by a clear message: #GoodellMustGo

As controversy over the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice situation continues, a Photoshopped image of a model with a black eye is currently spreading on Twitter.

The image shows an NFL CoverGirl ad, which has been Photoshopped to give the model a black eye. The ad campaign's actual slogan, "Get Your Game Face On," remains, along with the NFL logo.

Many Twitter users who are sharing the image have included the hashtag "#GoodellMustGo," referring to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. USA Today previously reported on the black-eye image.

Additionally, women's advocacy group UltraViolet plans to fly planes over NFL stadiums this weekend with banners that read "#GoodellMustGo," according to Bloomberg.

The movement for the league to fire Goodell appears to be gaining steam, with the National Organization for Women having already called for this. "The NFL has lost its way," NOW president Terry O'Neill said earlier this week in a statement. "It doesn’t have a Ray Rice problem; it has a violence against women problem."

Goodell initially issued a mere two-game suspension to Rice for assaulting his then-fiancee Janay Palmer (the couple later married). This week, following the release of video footage showing Rice hitting her, the running back was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended by the league indefinitely.

An investigation into the NFL's handling of the situation is currently ongoing.

The image can be seen below:

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