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NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Posted on: September 9, 2011 3:25 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

There's been a lot made about some of the clothes that NFL players received from Reebok to honor the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.

That's primarily because guys like Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and Bears linebacker Lance Briggs tweeted out pictures of their gear (Briggs is seen to the right) and essentially said they didn't care if they got fined, they were wearing the gear during Sunday's games.

Very good news comes from the NFL, then, as the league informed the clubs that players could wear the gear honoring the tragic circumstances of September 2011.

"NFL confirmed to clubs this morning that players may wear special shoes/gloves from NFL licensees for Week 1 games," tweeted Michael Signora, the NFL's VP of Football Communications.

Of course, that doesn't mean that anyone can go out and buy red, white and blue shoes and throw them on for Sunday's action. Presumably Reebok will need to ship the gloves and shoves to the players (or the players can request them I would guess) and then and only then may they be worn.

And Hasselbeck's picture of the back of his shoes which are, I think the same as Briggs. But he gets the best shot of "Never Forget" on the cleats.



Per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Hasselbeck will donate his shoes after the game to Team Red, White and Blue, a charity that assists wounded veterans and their families.

Hopefully, many other players will follow his lead and help to drum up charity work after showing their support for those that were senselessly taken from the world and for those that gave their lives to help others.

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Comments

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:44 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

I agree, well stated.



Since: Sep 2, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:41 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Pfft, all he is doing is protecting a marketing brand.  If he really gave a shite he'd let them wear whatever tribute they wanted.
I disagree with that statement. I could see it now, Michael Jackson and TuPac tribute shoes. No thanks!



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:36 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Nobody, and I mean nobody, can milk a tragedy better than the good ole' USA. We're a bunch of emotional jackasses and our rookie status as a country is more apparent than ever. Just look at all the other countries that have had terrorist attacks. None of them, and I mean none of them play it to the hilt like we do here. I think I'll skip football altogether on Sunday just to spare me the embarrasing spectacle.



Since: Oct 2, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:34 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

This is a smart attempt by Reebok to capitalize off 9-11. The league would look stupid, petty, un-American, (insert jingoistic term here), to ban such use by it's paid athletes. Of course it's right and good to pay tribute (maybe a moment of silence?), but it's bs to claim the apparel subsidy is all about the victims, freedom, whatever. The NFL (and Reebok) knows its audience and this is another slick attempt to capitalze off fear, resentment, tragedy, US armed forces, and the ne'er do wrong USofA. I love the NFL, but this s#!t drives me up the wall.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:16 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

this is stupid . 9/11 has been over for a while now. can we just forget bout the whole stupid thing . really . couple dudes with cell phones board plane and get lucky. gimmee a break . no attacks since ---- they were lucky . this is so stupid . nothing like pearl harbour . my name is abdullalala qhanalfi i board plane and crash

in
 


your home town , now remeber me forever . allah .
silver md above are your comments from September 9th, 2011 at 8:16p.m. which I am using quotebox on so that nothing gets taken out of context. I do not know if you made them as a goof to get the responses that you are now getting or really believe this in your heart of hearts, but I will say that you have a right to free speech as an American citizen (assuming that you are one) and will vigorously defend that right because I know that there has been alot of blood that was shed for this right.

However, I also have the right to free speech and will say that I vehemently and wholeheartedly disagree with your absurd "comments".

In closing I will ask everybody to please remember all those we lost on that tragic day. I also ask that you keep in your prayers the First Responders on that day who are now tremendously suffering in their health because of their heroic actions on that tragic day.

Thank you and God Bless America.



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 9:54 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

great story



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 9:35 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

Hey, people, let us not forget where we live. This is America and with that we have the freedom to to express our thoughts. That is one unique thing that is great about our Country. Silver MD, however ignorant, he too has this right.

With that being said, May a thousand flies fly up your camels butt and take you the hell away from here.

YOU ARE SUCH AN IDIOT!!!!!



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 9:27 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

It was the right thing to do.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 5:59 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

9/11 is a special day for us and we need to remember those who died senselessly on that day and the devastation that was caused. I hope everyone takes time to reflect. I also hope the NFL realizes they are a freaking football league and nothing more. I'm not sure what their place is in all of this, but I'd rather see them not use this tragic day as a marketing tool for their product. Remember 9/11 in your heart and not on The NFL's stage. I don't really think it belongs there.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 4:59 am
 

NFL allows players to wear special 9/11 apparel

>> Congrats to Roger Goodell for knowing when to stop throwing his weight around and when to let a little bit of common sense come in to his rulings.  

Pfft, all he is doing is protecting a marketing brand.  If he really gave a shite he'd let them wear whatever tribute they wanted.



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