Several NFL players, including Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck and Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, plan on commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks in their own unique way: by jamming some badass Red, White, and Blue gear custom made by Reebok for this weekend.
The NFL will probably fine them for their unapproved uniform changes (which is bullsh), but the players don’t care, and are ready to write checks. I don’t blame them either, because this stuff is pretty epic:
Reebok, the NFL’s official uniform provider (until next year, when Nike takes over), designed and produced the shoes, then sent them out to several players, without the NFL’s permission. Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said on his Twitter, “Reebok great job on these gloves and shoes..looks like I’m getting fined this week. Lol! By far the best fine I will ever have to pay. Thanks…”
Don’t blame you Briggs…those are pretty great, and I think this is probably a time when the NFL should back off from the fines. 9/11 is a pretty big deal, and if the players want to commemorate it in their own way, let ’em. There’s gonna be a lot of flag-waving that day, so why not let the players contribute? What’s more American than having your voice heard and doing some flag waving?