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Former NFL player Randy Moss wore a tie honoring victims of police brutality during his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday.
Moss, a former wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots, sported the tie printed with the names of 12 black men and women killed by police.
He did not mention police brutality or the people listed on his tie during his acceptance speech, but told sources that he wore the tie to express solidarity with the families of victims.
“I’m not here voicing, but by these names on my tie at a big platform [like] the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there’s a lot of stuff going on in our country and I just wanted to let these family members know they’re not alone,” he exclaimed, following the ceremony.
Moss also quoted the Spiderman movies, saying: “With great powers, comes great responsibility.”
The names on the tie included Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and Sandra Bland — all were killed by police or died in custody in high-profile incidents that sparked protests nationwide and brought attention to police brutality.