Football legend Ray Lewis called for more enlightened leadership during his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech and fellow inductee Randy Moss wore a tie bearing the names of African-Americans who died during interactions with law enforcement, FOX News reports.
“Are you living every day to make this world better? Think what we can do if we work together as a country … teaching our nation to love each other again. It’s how we react to the challenges in our life that shows our greatness. How do we execute that dream? Who will answer that knock on the door in the middle of the night? And it has to start right now. We need people willing to fight for what is good and what is right.We can go from being legends to building a legacy bigger than football, bigger than sports. Look at what unites us … the answer is simple, love. Hope, faith and love, and the greatest is love.” ~ Ray Lewis
“What I wanted to express with my tie was to let these families know they’re not alone, I’m not here voicing, but by [having] these names on my tie, in 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 these family members to know they’re not alone.”
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.