Moments of silence at NFL games for Newtown victims

December 17, 2012

Moments of silence were held before all of the NFL games Sunday for the victims of the Newtown school massacre. The New England Patriots, which is the closest team to Newtown that played at home yesterday, wore a helmet sticker with the city seal and a black ribbon on it. Their cheerleaders and mascot also wore black armbands, and 26 flares were sent into the air before the game. The New York Giants, a team that’s also popular in the Newtown area, wore helmet decals with the Sandy Hook Elementary School’s initials. Additionally, after Giants player Victor Cruz learned that he was the favorite player of six-year-old victim Jack Pinto, he wrote, “R.I.P. Jack Pinto,” “Jack Pinto, my hero” and “This one is for you” on his shoes for yesterday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Cruz also said he called Pinto’s family, and was told they planned to bury him in one of Cruz’s Number 80 jerseys.

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