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Patriots fans at Gillette Stadium likely won't see Roger Goodell Thursday night

Ryan Hannable
September 07, 2017 - 2:23 pm

We know Roger Goodell will be at Gillette Stadium Thursday night, but for those going they might not be able to get a glimpse of him.

According to MMQB's Kalyn Kahler, Goodell will finish up his pregame duties on the field early and will be off the field before the majority of Patriots fans are inside the stadium. Additionally, the Patriots will not flash to any shots of the commissioner during the game on the video screens inside the stadium.

It was reported earlier Thursday Goodell will not be in Robert Kraft's box.

For those watching on NBC, they may get to see him.

“We will show the commissioner during coverage of the game, and cover any related news appropriately," an NBC spokesman told Kahler.

All this is relevant because of Patriots' fans dislike of Goodell stemming from Deflategate, and this being his first non-preseason visit to the stadium since. Barstool Sports is also handing out Goodell clown towels in the parking lots before the game and are telling fans to bring them inside.