- Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs wore custom designed cleats as a tribute to Betty White
- The cleats featured a likeness of Betty White throwing up the ‘rock on’ symbol along with the iconic tagline from ‘Golden Girls’
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The Buffalo Bills enter the NFL Playoffs as the #3 seed in the AFC (11-6) and they’ll host the New England Patriots on Wild Card weekend. Bills WR Stefon Diggs finished the regular season with 1225 yards (8th in NFL), 103 receptions (10th in NFL), and 10 touchdowns (t-6th).
For Sunday’s regular season finale against the New York Jets, Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs wore custom designed cleats that paid tribute to the late great Betty White. Betty passed away in new year’s eve just 17 days before her 100th birthday, after living a truly legendary life.
Stefon Diggs only wore the Betty White cleats in pregame warmups because the NFL is really strict about in-game cleats. It was only a week earlier that the NFL threatened to remove Raiders WR DeSean Jackson from a game if he wore his John Madden tribute cleats. The NFL allows players to wear custom cleats one week a year for ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ but other than that, it requires special permission that’s rarely granted.
These Betty White cleats feature her likeness doing the ‘rock on’ symbol along with the iconic ‘thank you for being a friend’ tagline from Golden Girls. Fans on Twitter were loving these cleats so let’s check ’em out.
Bills WR Stefon Diggs Wears Custom Betty White Tribute CLeats
Stefon Diggs was one of the first athletes I saw on Twitter pay tribute to the loss of Betty White. She was clearly an important figure in his life and it’s cool to see how great those custom Betty White tribute cleats actually came out. With that style, they could’ve verged too close to ‘caricature’ and looked awful but the finished product is amazing and both Betty White and Stefon Diggs fans were loving it on Twitter.
NFL Fans Were Loving The Betty White Tribute Cleats
Stefon Diggs just manhandled an NFL player in Betty White cleats. I love this man
— Buffalo Bro.eth ☃️ (@BuffaloBr0) January 9, 2022
— Mache- that guy who does the artwork on the shoes. (@MACHE275) January 9, 2022
I would wear these to church
— Smailskid (@Smailskidd) January 9, 2022
— 〽️@tthew (@MattV813) January 9, 2022
Stefon Diggs was born a year after the series Golden Girls ended.
— Circling The Wagons Podcast (@CTWpod) January 9, 2022
His stock with me has gone way up. Good job @stefondiggs
— Donovan Williams (@tweetsbydonovan) January 9, 2022
All Diggs does is take Ws
— DaXss23 (@DaXss23) January 9, 2022
best cleat game
— Astronaut Z/1 (@astroZman) January 9, 2022
Stefon Diggs wears a new pair of custom cleats every week in warmups and those cleats then go to charities where they can be auctioned off to raise funds. These might be the best cleats he’s worn yet.