On the first full day of the NFL season, some players will choose the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers to make a political statement against our nation.
Thankfully, others intend to make a statement in the opposite direction.
New York Giants wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz will wear special cleats on Sunday to honor the heroes of 9/11.
Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz are planning to wear special 9/11 cleats for Sunday's season opener. pic.twitter.com/3YhbHwbC6i
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Troy Cole, whose shoe company Kickasso designed the footwear, told ESPN:
“It’s a special cleat for a couple reasons. I mean opening day is on 9/11. And Odell wanted to pay tribute to the heroes of 9/11, and not toward the tragedy aspect, with the falling building and the heroes all around kind of helping and saving people. That is why it’s kind of special and going to be pretty cool.”
Several Giants players will also wear these special gloves designed by Under Armour:
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