Ed Reed uses shirt to highlight Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland at Hall of Fame Game
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Former NFL player Ed Reed wore a shirt to the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday honoring black people who had been killed across the U.S.

Reed's shirt featured Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin, among others, according to Sports Illustrated

Reed, who spent most of his career playing for the Baltimore Ravens, is slated to enter the Hall of Fame this weekend. 

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Last year, former NFL player Randy Moss wore a tie featuring the names of 12 black people who had been killed during a Hall of Fame ceremony, according to the sports magazine. 

Protests by athletes against racial injustice and police brutality have become a lightning rod in recent years, especially after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem. That eventually sparked heavy criticism from President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE.

Carolina Panthers defensive back Eric Reid has said he will continue to kneel during anthem during the upcoming football season.