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.
Prior to kickoff at @heinzfield, we observe a moment of silence for the victims and their families following the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill yesterday.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 28, 2018
Pittsburgh is #StrongerThanHate. pic.twitter.com/MlujkJRKFt— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 28, 2018
The moment wasn’t broadcast on TV, however, prompting some criticism.
Disappointed… In the epicenter, why wouldn’t @CBSSports carry the moment of silence in recognition of the victims yesterday before start of the @steelers game??— David Flatley (@Flats39) October 28, 2018
You should have brodcasted that moment. WE ARE Pittsburgh STRONG…— Liz (@Tardisnanny) October 28, 2018
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.
Pittsburgh is stronger than cancer AND hate! ???? #SquirrelHill@CamHeyward@steelerspic.twitter.com/GwZiNkaN0T— Suzanne Vincent (@Suzanne_Grace67) October 28, 2018
My beloved @Steelers posted this today. The #Rooneys are royalty in #Pittsburgh and deservedly so. https://t.co/055cAWqmyj— Howard Fineman (@howardfineman) October 28, 2018
Pittsburgh Steelers Hold Moment Of Silence For Victims