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‘Pittsburgh Strong’: Steelers Hold Moment Of Silence For Synagogue Victims

The Pittsburgh Steelers held a moment of silence before their game Sunday in honor of the 11 murdered in the shooting at a local synagogue.

Minutes before kickoff against the Cleveland Browns, the team reminded fans in a tweet. The men in orange and black went on to win 33-14.

The moment wasn’t broadcast on TV, however, prompting some criticism.

On Saturday, the day of the shooting, the team’s iconic logo was turned into a symbol of solidarity with Jews. The graphic, edited with a Jewish Star, was placed next to the words, “Stronger Than Hate.”

Fans tweeted out their support.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher


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