Posted December 16, 2012

Several NFL teams to wear decals on helmets to honor shooting victims

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The Giants will wear Sandy Hook Elementary School decals on Sunday. (Picture courtesy of NY Giants Twitter page)

The Giants will wear Sandy Hook Elementary School decals on Sunday. (Picture courtesy of NY Giants Twitter page)

The New York Giants will wear a decal on the back of their helmets for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons to honor the memory of the people who lost their lives in a shooting in Newtown, Conn on Friday, reports NFL.com.

Every Giants players will have a decal that has the initials S.H.E.S., which stands for Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The New York Jets and the New England Patriots also will wear various decals on their helmets this weekend.  The Patriots will send up 26 white flares, one at a time for each shooting victim, during a moment of silence before the start of their Sunday night home game against the San Francisco 49ers.

A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the school and before killing himself.  Newtown is about 60 miles northeast of New York City. The NFL has also asked each home team to observe a moment of silence before the national anthem.


13 comments
Phantazim13
Phantazim13

Bravo to the NFL for showing support. Its a sad thing when something like this happens. For the love of God at least let the families grieve, their children be buried, BEFORE the issues of gun control begin.  

Marmot
Marmot

I would prefer to see a gun amnesty at each NFL stadium, for players and fans.

 

That would be taking a stand.

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip like.author.displayName 1 Like

As long as there are people on this planet, this will happen again. Guns can't get manufactured without people to create them, and they don't function unless a person pulls the trigger. Aside from that, the league and it's players can show some respect for the murdered children as a P.R. move.......if they so desire.

Christoph
Christoph

 @Wisconsin Death Trip Its something done to respect the fallen. they do this because sports brings people together and its a nice thing to do to show respect. respect > p.r.

terlilgnt
terlilgnt

What a joke.   A simple search online and you'll find that the NFLPA has a partnership with Sig Sauer; the same machine gun used to mow down those kids.  "In 2010, the NFLPA began collaborating with the New Hampshire-based Sig Sauer Academy to provide a custom firearms training protocol for its members and alumni... Seven current and former players — Nate Solder, Don Davis, Scott Turner, Ryan Wendell, Rob Ninkovich, Troy Nolan and Nick McDonald — were quoted in an NFLPA release praising the program."

 

NUCKUNFUTZ
NUCKUNFUTZ

 @terlilgnt

 The Sig Sauer is a 9mm hand gun. and OK so they praise the program. You sound like a real PUKE. Even if you take all the legal guns off the streets you will still hace gun crimes and gun deaths. go hug a tree

Christoph
Christoph

youre a joke. the nfl is showing some respect. the sig sauer was the handgun found at the scene the bushmaster was the machine gun used. do you even read the news? a  lot of places have programs in place to educate their "employees" about handguns. look at all the problems some nfl players have been involved in recently with guns. the nfl stepped up and put programs in place to educate players. 

Phantazim13
Phantazim13

 @Christoph An AR-15 bushmaster is NOT a machine gun, Before you spout off at the moth do some reading and understand what you are talking about

Christoph
Christoph

and i am in no way in favor of guns. i am not a gun supporter, i do not own a gun, i have never even fired a gun, nor do i want to. i just think its digusting to see people blaming guns and gun manufacturers when it was the person who did it. you think the nfl is digusting when in fact they are creating good programs to educate the nfl players about guns. the nfl is doing nothing more than showing respect for the fallen children and teachers and newtown, ct and you're turning it into something its not. shame on you.

 

gregc
gregc

Does anyone actually believe that the parents of the dead children or the spouses, children or parents of the murdered teachers are going to feel better because of a decal?

Rickapolis
Rickapolis like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @gregc Yeah, I think you're missing the purpose of the thing, Greg. It's to honor those who died a senseless death. And while none of the victims families will be watching football this weekend, a time will come when they will be able to appreciate a simple act of dignity that these teams are showing. 

touseyd
touseyd like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @gregc its not about how anyone "feels" its to honor the victims of the tragedy. Read the article