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Players will wear special 9/11 decals on Sunday

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 7: A giant American flag is unveiled on the field before the game between the Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 7, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images) Getty Images

As Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the NFL will commemorate the day with several on-field markers of the occasion.

Among the most visible markers will be decals worn on the helmets of every player, as well as 9/11 lapel pins worn by all the coaches.

President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush have both taped video messages for NFL Films that will be shown before games. A message from Obama will be shown before the early afternoon games a message from Bush will be shown before the late afternoon games, and both presidents will be shown before the Sunday night game.

Special guests including first responders and members of the military will be at every game, including Vice President Joe Biden at the Browns-Eagles game in Philadelphia, and Bush and Laura Bush at the Giants-Cowboys game in Dallas.

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27 Responses to “Players will wear special 9/11 decals on Sunday”
  1. wiskybuck says: Sep 9, 2016 1:25 PM

    How much is the NFL charging the government for this?

  2. vikings2102 says: Sep 9, 2016 1:42 PM

    So these decals are OK, but not the Dallas PD ones?

  3. bobthebillsfan says: Sep 9, 2016 1:47 PM

    Seeing as Vice President Joe Biden will be at the Browns-Eagles game in Philadelphia, my guess is he will go un-noticed. They could not have selected a less interesting game on the week 1 schedule. Maybe that was the plan.

  4. oldmanpaco says: Sep 9, 2016 1:49 PM

    Pretty sure they do not want individual teams to be able to alter their uniforms with specific messages.

  5. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 9, 2016 1:49 PM

    More feux patriotism from the league. Wonder how much they charged the government to do this? Should just put a sticker of a dollar bill on the helmets to show the one and only thing they really care about.

  6. jda129 says: Sep 9, 2016 1:52 PM

    09/11 Never forget

    09/15/1963 Please remember

  7. allseeingone says: Sep 9, 2016 2:02 PM

    Want to bet Obama puts a plug in for BLM and at least one dig at Trump?

  8. bleedingfacemask says: Sep 9, 2016 2:06 PM

    Bush: “9/11 was a tragedy that forced myself and our great nation into war with Iraq and Afghanistan.”
    Obama: “I nailed the sucker who did it.”

  9. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 9, 2016 2:07 PM

    Kaepernick demands an explanation.

  10. richardernsberger says: Sep 9, 2016 2:12 PM

    Enough about 9/11. We’ve been wallowing in it for 15 years.

  11. jags2daship says: Sep 9, 2016 2:15 PM

    But what if they are offended??????? will there be a safe space on the sideline for those affected?

  12. jags2daship says: Sep 9, 2016 2:16 PM

    You can show the Bush one here in Jacksonville. We all think Obama is a loser.

  13. kane337 says: Sep 9, 2016 2:24 PM

    richardernsberger says:
    Sep 9, 2016 2:12 PM

    Enough about 9/11. We’ve been wallowing in it for 15 years.
    ———————–

    They can wallow all they want. Never forget!

  14. abninf says: Sep 9, 2016 2:31 PM

    richardernsberger says:

    Enough about 9/11. We’ve been wallowing in it for 15 years.
    =======================================

    Look everyone, it’s a millennial.

  15. granadafan says: Sep 9, 2016 2:32 PM

    Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

  16. RegisHawk says: Sep 9, 2016 2:34 PM

    Brady already scraped his off…

  17. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 9, 2016 2:47 PM

    “Brady already scraped his off…”

    Only a sad and pathetic little person would use 9/11 to take a shot at a player they don’t like.

    SMH

  18. outlaw53 says: Sep 9, 2016 3:01 PM

    So the league will stop to honor those innocents which were murdered on 9/11….but Obama and the league will still provide a nice soft cushion for Kaepernick and his ilk to moan on while disrespecting our national flag….the same flag which we stood together under when our nation was attacked. It would appear that you either stand for your country….or against it….unless you are someone with an vague agenda to promote.

  19. donbat67 says: Sep 9, 2016 3:01 PM

    Here comes another cut finger for Tawmmy .

  20. mack2x says: Sep 9, 2016 3:07 PM

    richardernsberger says:
    Enough about 9/11. We’ve been wallowing in it for 15 years.

    —“Richard”, that’s an appropriate name for you.

  21. charger383 says: Sep 9, 2016 3:22 PM

    Did Brady even have a sticker? Did they mail him one?

  22. sindiegosage says: Sep 9, 2016 3:28 PM

    Will the Seahawks be participating in this ceremonial action? Or will they be sticking to their ‘team-wide’ protest?

  23. rcali says: Sep 9, 2016 3:30 PM

    This seems way too patriotic for the NFL’s most visible anti-American employees. I hope those protesters decide not to wear their helmets while playing.

  24. blackbug99 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:17 PM

    Except for Brady…he got new school scissors to avoid injury :)! J/King Pats fans.

  25. Ivan Pavlov says: Sep 9, 2016 4:23 PM

    allseeingone says:

    Want to bet Obama puts a plug in for BLM and at least one dig at Trump?
    ————————–
    I’ll take that bet. He won’t be mentioned BLM or Trump.

    It would be nice if Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan took this opportunity to announce additional financial and medical support for the 9-11 first responders, but the GOP just likes to talk patriotism. They don’t believe in opening the checkbook for actual patriots. Thank goodness for Jon Stewart.

  26. blackbug99 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    but Obama and the league will still provide a nice soft cushion for Kaepernick and his ilk to moan on while disrespecting our national flag
    …………………………………………………………………………
    Yes, let’s all blame this on Obama…..He didn’t write the first amendment. And, you get a 15 yrd “Off Topic” foul for bringing politics into a football.🙂

  27. Ivan Pavlov says: Sep 9, 2016 4:35 PM

    rcali says:

    This seems way too patriotic for the NFL’s most visible anti-American employees. I hope those protesters decide not to wear their helmets while playing.
    ——————-
    Since when is free speech unpatriotic? The military fights to protect our Constitution. When you see the silent and peaceful protests on the NFL sidelines you should be even more proud to be living in the USA.

    And what about all the people who complain that the protesters should focus on football and forget about politics? This is well choreographed political theater. When was the last time MLB made a big show about June 6th?

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