NFL Draft 2020: Roger Goodell booed for pronouncing Dolphins pick Tua Tagovailoa's name wrong
While one assumed, that by now Roger Goodell would've learned and practiced how to pronounce Tua Tagovailoa, that surely didn't happen
Roger Goodell is facing backlash from fans after he pronounced Tua Tagovailoa's name wrong during the NFL Draft 2020.
Tua Tagovailoa, the former star quarterback from Alabama Crimson Tide is now heading to Miami Dolphins. He was the fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft 2020. Tua is one of the biggest names, who scored a touchdown percentage of 12.7% during his career in Alabama.
The current coronavirus pandemic has brought upon major changes in the lives of everyone. For the first time in history, the NFL Draft 2020 is being held online, instead of its usual location. We still hold on to hope that the pandemic might simmer down and we'll get back to our normal season.
The NFL Draft 2020 will be spread across seven rounds in the span of three days. It commenced at 8 pm ET on April 23 and will continue till 12 pm ET on April 25. While Tua would've been the first overall pick, that didn't happen this year because the star player had endured a dislocated hip in November.
Tua was also the first quarterback from Alabama who since 1976, has been drafted in the first round. It was the same year that Richard Todd was the overall sixth pick by the New York Jets.
While one assumed that by now Goodell would've learned and practiced how to pronounce Tua Tagovailoa that surely didn't happen when he announced that he was picked by the Miami Dolphins. Fans were quick to notice that and are now roasting Roger for his pronunciation.
Taking to Twitter a fan wrote, "You’d think Goodell would have practiced saying the name “Tua Tagovailoa” in case he got picked tonight. What a dope. #NFLDraft2020." Adding to that another fan said, "His name is Tua TaGOvailoa. Not TANgovailoa. TAGO. TA-GO. Get his name right. @nflcommish #NFLDraft2020."
"Roger Goodell has had four months to correctly pronounce Tua Tagovailoa’s name and he screws it up on the Dolphins pick. #NFLDraft2020," a fan said. Another fan shared, "Roger Goodell had multiple months to learn to pronounce Tua Tagovailoa’s name and he still messed it up #NFLDraft2020."
"@Lions Look motherf*ckers, Type this name in the computer and send it through: Tuanigamanuolepola "Tua" Tagovailoa. I know QuinTricia lack intelligence, so I spelled it out for you. #NFLDraft2020 #DraftTua," a fan wrote.