Patriot boner officially tickled.
In the lead up to their home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Kansas City Chiefs players are rocking warmup sweatshirts honoring the fallen soldiers from Missouri and Kansas since World War II.
The idea was first presented by Kansas City Chiefs equipment manager Allen Wright, who chose 63 Gold Star names from the 18,000+ soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
From the team’s website:
The sweatshirts are all black, and on the upper right quadrant, there is a green Chiefs logo. On the upper left quadrant, there is a strip that reads, “Salute to Service.”
“I was looking at a sweatshirt and it says, ‘Salute to Service,’” Wright explained. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to salute the ones who pay the ultimate sacrifice and the ones that have lost their lives?’”
Wright decided to take his idea a step further. Rather than just the players simply wearing a name, he wanted them to know about their particular Gold Star recipient.
“We had these cards made up that’s a little synopsis of each individual that will go into the players’ lockers,” Wright said. “They will understand who the person is and who they’re representing so there’s a little bit of connection there.”
The cards will tell each player about where the soldier was from, his or her age and where he or she was killed in action or service.
I’m not even a Chiefs fan but I would rock the shit out of one of these. Thanks to all you service bros. You’re the fucking best.
[h/t For the Win]