Ed Reed uses shirt to highlight Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland at Hall of Fame Game
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.
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.
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Carolina Panthers defensive back Eric Reid has said he will continue to kneel during anthem during the upcoming football season.
Ed Reed recognized Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice and Trayvon Martin among others with his shirt at the Hall of Fame Game pic.twitter.com/TUq5yufcA0— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 1, 2019
Ed Reed is a real one for this shirt pic.twitter.com/70JhBm81jK— Chaos and Disorder (@onlychyld) August 1, 2019