In order to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Tashard Choice tweeted his intentions of wearing specially made cleats during Sunday night’s game in New York against the Jets.
@tchoice23 – To show my gratitude and respect I’ll be wearing special cleats for 9/11. God bless america and our freedom (via Twitter)
Normally, this change in uniform would result in a large fine from the NFL since it violates the league’s uniform dress code. But today the league tweeted out their approval which allows for NFL players to wear special shoes and gloves for Week one only.
Choice is not the only NFL player who intends to honor the spirit of 9/11 in dress. Checkout what Lance Briggs and Jamal Charles tweeted out and what they’ll be wearing, after the break.
@55Berger (Lance Briggs) – For the anniversary of 9/11 game why is it if I wear shoes and gloves that are the colors of r nations flag…(via Twitter)
@jcharles25 (Jamal Charles) – I Have some commemorative 9/11 gloves & cleats for the weekend game.. That #reebok made me. I never forget. (via Twitter)
Personally, I think the whole idea of wearing specially made shoes and gloves is a little ridiculous. It’s like wearing a sign that says “Look at me, I’m patriotic”.
I’d much rather see the money from all those special equipment orders go to charity. How about we see NFL players donate their week one paychecks to the victim’s families? I’d rather see that then a NFL player’s shoes, that are wrapped in an American flag, go whizzing by as he slams a fellow American into the ground.
But how do you feel about NFL players honoring the 9/11 victims through clothing?