Last Friday we saw something that is beyond words in Newtown, Connecticut. Many families and friends are still going through many emotions as they are still trying to understand what happened last week. The NFL made sure they honored those children and teachers who were killed during the attack by having a moment of silence before each game. Some players and teams in the league took it a step further with their own tribute. Last night on Monday Night Football between the Tennessee Titans and the New York Jets we saw a player pay respect in his own way.
Titans running back Chris Johnson wrote all of the children’s names who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on his sneakers. The crew at ESPN zoomed in on CJ’s cleats to show the audience his way of paying respect. It was a nice gesture and not that sports makes us forget about tragedies like what took place at Sandy Hook Elementary, but sports can help take the mind off horrible things for a few hours.
Johnson showed that there were some magic in his shoes when he ran 91 yards for a touchdown against the Jets. Here is the video of his run.