New York Giants players did a touching tribute to commemorate the victims of September 11th just prior to the upcoming anniversary of the attacks. A clear case of showing up Colin Kaepernick who has instead chosen to sit out of partaking in the national anthem during is August preseason football games. Kaepernick could certainly stand to learn a few lessons on patriotism and respect from the New York Giants.
Unfortunately, the Seattle Seahawks are following suit and sitting out of standing at attention for the national anthem. On September 11th no less. Most likely more athletes will follow suit and continue to sit out.
The Daily Caller reported,
“New York Giants wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz will both wear some amazing cleats honoring those lost during 9/11. Cruz’s cleats feature the FDNY and Beckham’s feature American Eagles and images of the collapsed towers.”
Two athletes for the Giants, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz will be commemorating the victims of 9/11 in a very special way. They will be wearing special gloves and cleats to remember and pay homage to the victims. That is a true class act move.
Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz are planning to wear special 9/11 cleats for Sunday's season opener. pic.twitter.com/3YhbHwbC6i
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 9, 2016
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 7, 2016
Back in the day they ran on to the field with the American flag itself in order to show respect but this is an equally as awesome reflective gift. They may be gone but they will never be forgotten. The real day that will live in infamy. At least for this generation.
Hopefully other athletes will follow suit and show the respect and homage owed to the victims that these young men are showing. They are an amazing example of patriots to their fellow athletes. While the lives lost can never be brought back we can still do everything in our power to remember and make sure something as tragic as that day never happens again.