btw am i the only one infernally annoyed by the wording of this thread title? it's like a middle schooler from spain wrote an essay and didn't know the difference between using a word technically correctly but awkwardly in function
It's not even "technically correct." Ironic means the opposite of what is expected. It's not at all unexpected that two fanbases, each feeling that Goodell is making an example of their respective teams, are making similar comments. In fact, it's completely un-ironic.
Yeah one guy getting in to a nasty, drug-fueled altercation with his GF looks way worse for his organization than does an entire team trying to maim their opponents (at the direction of the coaching staff and management).