By now we have all heard about the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut this past Friday. During pre-game ceremonies at NFL games today, teams will hold a moment of silence for the shooting victims. One NFL player decided to take it a step further.
Giants receiver Victor Cruz will honor Jack Pinto, a six-year-old, who lost his life on Friday and was a huge fan of Cruz. Cruz will wear Pinto’s name on his gloves and shoes during the Giants game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Following the tragedy on Friday, Cruz was made aware of Pinto. Cruz reached out to the family, spoke with them and offered his condolences. It was then he made the decision to honor him. Cruz also learned Pinto might be buried in Cruz’s number 80 jersey.
Before Sunday’s game, Cruz tweeted: ”My sincerest condolences to the entire Pinto family.” He went on to tweet, ”My prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time.” He followed the tweets up by putting pictures of the shoes on his account.
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The Good in Sports sends our condolences to all the victims, families and friends. We also send a heart-felt thank you to Victor Cruz for this great act of kindness.
Update 9:54 p.m.: Following the game today between the Giants and Falcons, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted this: ”Giants WR @TeamVic said he’ll drive to Newtown to give his cleats and gloves to the family of a slain 6-year-old.”
I can’t say enough about this man. Victor Cruz is truly a good person who cares and wants to help people. Very well-done.
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