An important offseason for gay rights just got a little more memorable for the NFL, its players and its fans.
In honor of June being Pride Month, the NFL Player's Association in partnership with Athlete Ally released a series of LGBT Pride Vintage T-Shirts, featuring the NFLPA's logo on the front and different players' names on the back.
The 10 men selected have either voiced their support for marriage equality (like Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo) or chose to show their support with this honor. And it's not just current players who have their names on these t-shirt jerseys. Retired players like Domonique Foxworth (the president of the NFLPA) and Scott Fujita, a vocal advocate for marriage equality, have their own jerseys as well.
Check out some sample T-shirts below:
For Kluwe, an Oakland Raiders punter, the honor is doubly exciting.
"I'm extremely proud to be part of this collaboration to raise awareness both of Pride Month and the issue of tolerance and respect within the NFL itself,” Kluwe said in an NFLPA release. "Also, I'm pretty stoked that people can buy something with my number on it."
For more information on the T-shirts, see here.
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