NFL star wanted to remember the victims of 9/11 by wearing commemorative and specially decorated cleats for his game on Sunday.
The only problem is that the NFL is not allowing him to wear them and is threatening to fine him if he does wear them.
Then the Police Union stepped in:
more via NBC:
Titans linebacker Avery Williamson said he was planning to wear special red, white and blue cleats to commemorate 9/11 on Sunday. The NFL told him that if he did, he’d be fined for breaking the uniform rules.
Now two police unions have stepped up to say they’ll pay the fine if Williamson goes through with it.
The Port Authority Police Benevolent Association told the Tennesseean that it and another police union will pay Williamson’s fines.
“The PAPD is the police department that has always patrolled the World Trade Center complex. On September 11, 2001, the PAPD lost 37 police officers at the World Trade Center, the largest, single loss ever suffered by a police department in the history of American law enforcement,” the union said in a statement. “We read, with understandable interest, your piece on Avery Williamson and the NFL’s stance on Avery honoring the September 11th victims. We, along with the New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association, are offering to pay any reasonable fine levied by the NFL if Avery chooses to wear his 9/11 cleats.”
So you can wear all sorts of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness but no stars and stripes to remember the worst attack in our nation’s history? Seriously NFL? Get it together!
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