(NEW YORK) — The NFL will honor the victims of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut with a moment of silence on Sunday. The league has asked every home team to hold the observance before the national anthem.
The New York Giants and New York Jets will pay tribute to the victims by having the initials S.H.E.S (Sandy Hook Elementary School) written on the back of the helmets for Sunday’s games.
Giants wide receiver Victory Cruz tweeted a picture before the game with the words, “Jack Pinto My Hero” and “R.I.P. Jack Pinto” written on his cleats. Pinto, a six-year-old victim in the shooting, was a big fan of Cruz.
The New England Patriots will wear a black-ribbon logo on their helmet on Sunday night in their game against the San Francisco 49ers.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
Emanuella Grinberg, CNN