Detroit Lions Star Honors 9/11 First Responders With Game Day Cleats

David Hookstead | Reporter

Detroit Lions star wide receiver Golden Tate will honor the first responders from the 9/11 terrorist attack Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals with his cleats.

Tate posted a photo of his game day cleats on Instagram early Sunday morning. The cleats show the iconic image of three fire fighters raising the American flag over the ruble. The shoes also read, “Land of the free because of the brave.”

He captioned the photo in part, “9/11 first responders.‬ ‪Real life Super Hero’s. Thank you for your sacrifice! ‬
‪ #NeverForget.”

‪9/11 first responders.‬ ‪Real life Super Hero’s. Thank you for your sacrifice! ‬ ‪ #NeverForget Work by @elcappy

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Tomorrow marks the 16-year anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in American history. Thousands were killed when planes flew into the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

Countless first responders also rushed to the deadly scenes and did their best to save as many lives as possible. Clearly Tate isn’t going to let the memory of those heroes disappear.

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