The NFL group and followers round the world have come collectively this week to help Buffalo Payments security Damar Hamlin. That help continued this weekend with celebrations and tributes across the league.
The tributes started on Saturday when gamers from the Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs wore shirts and hoodies in help of Hamlin. Later that night, gamers and help employees from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans joined collectively in midfield for a prayer circle whereas the crowd remained quiet.
Teams round the league painted his number (3) in blue on the 30-yard lines, and the ESPN tv crew flipped the company’s logo around on their microphones on Saturday to make the “E” look like the number three. On Sunday, the Colts and Texans additionally had a moment of communal prayer for the 24-year-old’s restoration earlier than the recreation, and Bengals gamers wore “Love for Damar” shirts throughout their pre-game warm-up.
That was simply one other instance of Cincinnati’s continued tributes. Cincy Shirts created a particular Damar Hamlin shirt earlier in the week. Sales have reached over $60,000, all of which can go to Hamlin’s basis. Sarah Taylor, the spouse of Bengals coach Zac, asked 53 completely different native faculties to make playing cards for the Buffalo security. She then collected all the playing cards and personally delivered them on Friday.
In Buffalo on Sunday, the crew honored their training staff before the game after which Hamlin’s teammates all wore No. 3 patches, Hamlin’s jersey quantity, on their uniforms. When the Payments stormed the area, led by quarterback Josh Allen, they’d Hamlin’s quantity on a number of flags.
Josh Allen and the @BuffaloBills take the area with #3 flags in honor of Damar Hamlin.
Unimaginable scene. pic.twitter.com/8PHCzF2Nzv
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) January 8, 2023
The Buffalo security suffered cardiac arrest whereas making a sort out throughout the Payments’ Monday Night time Soccer recreation towards the Bengals and had to be resuscitated on the area. After being intubated and in a medically induced coma for a few days, Hamlin confirmed unimaginable indicators of progress throughout the week and was even ready to FaceTime his teammates on Friday.
On Saturday, Hamlin himself took to social media to thank everybody for showing support, tweeting “Putting love into the world comes back 3xs as much… thankful for everyone who has reached out and prayed. This will make me stronger on the road to recovery, keep praying for me!”