The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has affected everyone, and the NFL is no exception. During this past weekend’s football games (also Monday Night Football), every team playing observed a moment of silence for the fallen victims.
The New York Giants went a bit further in their dedication to the victims of Sandy Hook, as they wore specific tributes on their uniforms (they wore the initials “SHES” for Sandy Hook Elementary School on their hats and gloves). On a more personal level, Victor Cruz (Giants) reached out to the family of six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of the children killed in the shooting.
When Cruz heard word that the Jack was a huge fan, he reached out and decided to wear Pinto’s name on his shoes and gloves during Sunday’s football game against the Falcons. The Pinto family are considering burying their son in his favorite athlete’s jersey.
My sincerest condolences to the entire Pinto family. My prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time.—
Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) December 16, 2012
Coach Coughlin shared his thoughts in the locker room as well:
“My only thought there was as a New York Giant family, we should all rise and have a moment of silence recognizing the families of these children, the families of the principal, the people at the school that were killed, just to recognize the fact that our hearts are so saddened by this event. The senseless killing — it’s very difficult to get past the senseless killing of children.”
What are you doing to honor the victims of one of the biggest school shootings of all time? There is a Facebook group created, asking everyone to honor the fallen by wearing the school’s colors: Green and White. Will you participate?
–Bryan Carstensen, 92.3 NOW
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