Randy Moss focused on faith, family and football during his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
After the ceremony he had a different message of social justice, explaining the tie he wore bearing the names of several people who were killed via police violence as well as Sandra Bland, a woman who was found hanged in a Texas jail cell in 2015.
Beautiful. @RandyMoss explains that during one of the biggest moments of his life he wanted Black families who’ve lost loved ones to racial violence and police brutality know that they’re not alone. pic.twitter.com/XZh90U5BzW
— Shaun King (@shaunking) August 5, 2018
Randy Moss’ message for families of those killed by police
“What I wanted to be able to express with my tie is to let these families know they’re not alone,” Moss said. “By these names on my tie and a big platform as the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there’s a lot of stuff going on in our country. I just want to let these family members know that they’re not alone.”
The names listed on Moss’ tie are Gregg Gunn, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, Paul O’Neal, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland, Akiel Denkins and Alton Sterling.
All are dead, and most were killed during conflicts with police officers.
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