Many athletes are throwing their support behind the protests recognizing the death of Eric Garner by wearing 'I can't breathe' t-shirts in pre-game warmups.
Garner, who died while in a New York City police officer's chokehold, is heard on an eyewitness video saying 'I can't breathe' several times right before he took his last breath. A grand jury chose not to indict the police officer in Garner's death.
Now it appears that Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be showing his support during a game when Washington plays the Giants in New Jersey on Sunday.
Jackson had his friend Marcus Rivero design a customized pair of "I can't breathe cleats" for the game at MetLife Stadium.
Rivero created the cleats this week and posted a picture of them to Instagram with the caption: "This pair was done as a symbolism for the recent events. [Jackson] requested these, I just made his idea a Reality. Thanks again Desean."
"I can't Breath(e)" sorry last night took a bad photo, but yes Breathe had an E. This pair was done as a symbolism for the recent events. @0ne0fone requested these , I just made his idea a Reality. Thanks again Desean. #SolesBySir #1of1 #customcleats #httr #IcantBreathe #customHuaraches #redskins #washington #makeTheSwooshPop #blessed #thankful
Rivero told TMZ in October that customizing a pair of cleats can cost a player up to $1,000.
Just wondering how much an NFL fine for wearing the shoes might cost.