IFWT_Nick Mangold

Following the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and others at the hands of the police, many athletes have shown their support by wearing “I Can’t Breathe” and “#BlackLivesMatter” shirts and signs.  On Saturday two New York police officers were shot and killed “execution style” by a gunman who said he was avenging the deaths of Brown and Garner.  Following this incident I’ve seen many people say, “I wonder if athletes will wear shirts and show support for the fallen officers the way they did for the black men killed”.  Well one athlete is showing his support, New York Jets offensive lineman, Nick Mangold.

Shay Marie

New York Jets offensive lineman Nick Mangold honored the fallen officers by wearing an NYPD hat into the stadium ahead of their game against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

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It’s a small gesture but it probably means a lot to the families of the fallen officers as well as other police officers mourning their deaths.

I also just want to say that violence is not the answer.  No innocent person deserves to die.  I know some people may not agree with me and YES I am still angered by the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and others but I do not believe this is the way to solve these issues.