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Antonio Brown remembers Kimbo Slice, Jose Fernandez on shoes

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has made a habit of wearing shoes memorializing deceased sports heroes this season, and he’ll do it again, with a local twist, on Sunday in Miami.

Brown posted on Twitter the shoes he’ll wear on Sunday, and they have the images of two deceased Miami athletes, Kimbo Slice and Jose Fernandez, on them.

Kimbo Slice was the name used by Kevin Ferguson, a mixed martial arts fighter who began brawling in backyards in Miami before becoming one of America’s most famous fighters. He died of heart failure in June at the age of 42.

Fernandez was a Miami Marlins pitcher who defected from Cuba to Florida, won the National League rookie of the year award in 2013 and died in a boating accident last month at the age of 24.

Brown has also worn shoes with the images of Muhammad Ali and Arnold Palmer on them. The NFL strictly regulates what its players can wear on the field, and so Brown can only wear the shoes during pregame warmups.

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20 Responses to “Antonio Brown remembers Kimbo Slice, Jose Fernandez on shoes”
  1. theageofquarrel says: Oct 15, 2016 6:55 AM

    Do it up Antonio!!!
    Business Is Boomin’!!!!

  2. jjb0811 says: Oct 15, 2016 7:25 AM

    Brown has serious style! Love the shoes.

  3. bernieknowsfootball says: Oct 15, 2016 8:33 AM

    How much will he get fined by the No Fun League this time !!!

  4. unfairbutbalanced says: Oct 15, 2016 9:12 AM

    As long as those shoes see the endzone, i don’t care whose picture is on them.

  5. sandman34rt says: Oct 15, 2016 9:39 AM

    The head line should read Antonio Brown desperate for attention, screaming look at me, look at me once again.

  6. stillers213 says: Oct 15, 2016 9:47 AM

    Class. 1000X more class than those running the NFL.

  7. qbarrel says: Oct 15, 2016 10:50 AM

    So this is going to be a weekly occurrence now?

  8. carloswlassiter says: Oct 15, 2016 11:23 AM

    Hey, why doesn’t every NFL player wear pictures of dead people all over their uniforms? That would be great!

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 15, 2016 11:33 AM

    “ernandez was a Miami Marlins pitcher who defected from Cuba to Florida”

    Um no. He would have defected from Cuba to the United States. People don’t defect to states, they defect to another country.

  10. mypostsalwaysseemtogetdeleted says: Oct 15, 2016 11:36 AM

    With all due respect to Jose Fernandez and his family — two other young men died that night as well, Eddy Rivero and Emilio Macais. When will these men be honored? Or does their deaths matter less because they did not play professional sports?

  11. pamperpro says: Oct 15, 2016 11:42 AM

    Such a “look at me” player.

  12. youradarnfoo says: Oct 15, 2016 11:48 AM

    hey mypostsalwaysseemtogetdeleted, I’m sure their family and friends mourned those two folks who passed… what your missing is athletes are like brothers, and it goes farther than that.. their all family.

  13. clashpoint says: Oct 15, 2016 12:29 PM

    Some idiots act like he’s killing kittens here! If the worst thing he ever does is violate the NFL dress code, he’ll go down in history as a pretty good guy. He’s still the best reliever in the NFL and I’m proud and honored he plays for Pittsburgh.

    Go Steelers!

  14. rcali says: Oct 15, 2016 12:40 PM

    Dude has more shoes than my wife, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  15. sportnorcal says: Oct 15, 2016 12:53 PM

    What about Abe Vigoda?
    Never any love for Abe.

  16. iseek11 says: Oct 15, 2016 1:01 PM

    Let’s keep this quiet. Some people might think we need to build a wall on the Florida coast line.

  17. laserw says: Oct 15, 2016 1:17 PM

    There are rules for uniforms for a purpose.

    This should get a heavy fine.

    Also any man who has hair like a woman should be forced to stuff his snakes into a helmet (or in the case of Dirt Mathews with the Cheesepackers, his witch hair) or to be forced to cut it off so that it never extends below the helmet. We have women in the league who make it so that their nasty dreds and witch hair obscure the name and number of the uniform and this must end.

  18. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2016 3:40 PM

    Funny how Browns simple gesture brings out The Pats Fanboys and their weak attempts at humor.

  19. steelcurtainn says: Oct 15, 2016 4:06 PM

    Its called respect for those who have passed. Take notes troll boys. There’s no stopping Antonio and his cleats to the end zone.

  20. war27 says: Oct 15, 2016 4:23 PM

    The NFL needs to make a statement here. If he steps foot on the field with anything on his shoes he should be ejected.

    All this tribute shoe BS has to stop.

    It’s not about respect, it’s about look at me. It’s also a uniform violation. I watch football for the game. At some point every player will have something special.

    It’s time to end the stupidity.

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