NFL Players’ Association Selling Gay Pride T-Shirts
We never thought we’d see the day that an NFL association would be selling rainbow T-shirts to benefit the LGBT community. But, today we were proven wrong when The NFL Players’ Association launched One Team Pride Shirts T-shirt that will raise money for the group Athlete Ally that wants to help raise awareness to combat homophobia. The $24.99 T-shirts can be bought on their store website and come with your choice of LGBT-friendly players’ name: Brendon Ayanbadejo, Connor Barwin, Scott Fujita, Steve Gleason, Chris Gocong, Chris Kluwe, Donte’ Stallworth, Terrell Suggs, or Eric Winston. “I am extremely proud to be a part of this collaboration between Athlete Ally and the NFLPA’s One Team Shop to raise awareness both of Pride month and the issue of tolerance and respect within the NFL itself. As players, we are role models to a wide variety of people, and this is a great way to send a message of empathy to those who love and watch the game. Also, I’m pretty stoked that people can buy something with my number on it,” said Chris Kluwe.