The NFL is cracking down on players’ 9/11 tributes–and fans are NOT happy

The National Football league seems to be going out of its way to get on the bad side of patriotic Americans.

While the league has allowed players to sit for the national anthem unimpeded it has threatened players who want to wear specially designed cleats to commemorate 9/11 on opening day.

New York Giants wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz plan on wearing the cleats despite the threats.

Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson was equally excited to wear his cleats designed by True Blue Customs but, after the league informed him it was a violation of the uniform code. he decided that rather than bringing negative attention he would do something else with them to honor the fallen.

“I don’t want to draw negative attention, so I’m just going to focus on playing the game. Once I heard from them, I didn’t even try to argue anything. I just left it alone. I didn’t want to press the issue,” Williamson told the Tennessean.

Instead the linebacker will auction off the footwear to benefit Operation Warrior Wishes.

If he decides to wear them on Sunday there are plenty of people who said they will chip in to help him pay the fine, including the New Jersey State PBA.

If he doesn’t wear them True Blue Customs designed pre and post game shoes for him to wear.

By now, everyone knows the story of the 9/11 tribute cleats that I did for my man @awilliamson54 last month. They created quite the buzz, making their rounds on @tmz_tv and @foxandfriends..So,,,apparently Avery won’t be able to wear them without facing a fine from the @nfl,,so we brainstormed and decided to make him a pair of Nike Roshes to mimic the cleats, for him to wear to the game and afterwards to honor to the servicemen and women of our country. The cleats are being auctioned off, with all proceeds going to warriorwishes.org. Click the link in my bio for more information. Be sure to tag a @Titans fan!! —————————————————–[email protected]?? I do not discuss pricing on IG,,,email me for a custom or restoration quote. #nicekicks #kicksonfire #complexkicks #nikenate #angelusdirect #kykickfest #859approved #msxsneakers #swiftkickz #truebluecustoms #kicksfeed #customkicks #aceofcustoms

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By now, everyone knows the story of the 9/11 tribute cleats that I did for my man @awilliamson54 last month. They created quite the buzz, making their rounds on @tmz_tv and @foxandfriends..So,,,apparently Avery won’t be able to wear them without facing a fine from the @nfl,,so we brainstormed and decided to make him a pair of Nike Roshes to mimic the cleats, for him to wear to the game and afterwards to honor to the servicemen and women of our country. The cleats are being auctioned off, with all proceeds going to warriorwishes.org. Click the link in my bio for more information. Be sure to tag a @Titans fan!! —————————————————–[email protected]?? I do not discuss pricing on IG,,,email me for a custom or restoration quote. #nicekicks #kicksonfire #complexkicks #nikenate #angelusdirect #kykickfest #859approved #msxsneakers #swiftkickz #truebluecustoms #kicksfeed #customkicks #aceofcustoms

A photo posted by Billy Hobbs (@truebluecustoms) on

Last year Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman paid the fine to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks.

The NFL previously nixed the Dallas Cowboys plan to honor the police officers who were killed in July by a domestic terrorist who “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”

It’s unclear why the NFL is so determined to be on the wrong side of history but many on social media expressed their anger.

Carmine Sabia

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