Former New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss wore a tie with the names of 12 blacks killed in altercations with police, to his Hall of Fame induction on Saturday.
The five-time NFL receiving touchdown leader did not mention the tie during Saturday’s induction ceremony, but did explain his neck wear later, according to SB Nation.
“What I wanted to express with my tie was to let these families know they’re not alone. I’m not here voicing, but by having these names on my tie, in a big platform like the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there’s a lot of stuff going on in our country and I just wanted these family members to know they’re not alone,” Moss told the NFL Network.
Randy Moss' tie he wore tonight pic.twitter.com/RreQNkkNmZ
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 5, 2018
Strangely, Moss also included the name of Trayvon Martin at the very bottom of the tie even though Martin was not killed in a confrontation with police.
Moss, who now works as an analyst for ESPN, has recently begun re-tweeting incidents he feels show the inequity in the legal system.
Is there a GoFundMe or a donation page for the family? https://t.co/ZUSf2a5Dkv
— Mike Evans (@MikeEvans13_) July 21, 2018
Kneel against injustice, get booed. Tweet racial, homophobic slurs, get standing O. Huh https://t.co/lm0elwv0dN
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) July 22, 2018
Wow. Discrimination in America. When did that start? https://t.co/O84hfAb008
— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) June 23, 2018
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