Bears linebacker Lance Briggs says he’s going to wear red, white and blue when he starts the season on September 11, and he won’t let the NFL’s uniform police stop him.
In a series of Twitter messages on Thursday, Briggs said he has received special red, white and blue cleats and gloves from Reebok, and he’s going to wear them on Sunday despite the NFL’s strict uniform rules that prohibit players from wearing colors of their choosing.
“For the anniversary of 9/11 game why is it if I wear shoes and gloves that are the colors of our nations flag..I will be fined by the league,” Briggs wrote. “Shaking my head . . . looks like I’m getting fined this week.”
Briggs pointed out that players can wear pink shoes and gloves in conjunction with the league’s breast cancer awareness efforts, and he doesn’t see why he shouldn’t be able to wear read, white and blue on a day that the NFL and the nation are recognizing the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Briggs indicated that he’ll violate the uniform rules and take the fine, writing, “By far the best fine I will ever have to pay.”