Ben Roethlisberger to continue wearing cleats honoring synagogue victims
Ben Roethlisberger wore cleats in Week 9 paying tribute to the 11 people who were killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue last month, and the Steelers quarterback will do the same on Thursday night.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared a photo of the footwear Roethlisberger will be sporting when his team hosts the Carolina Panthers, and the cleats once again feature the Star of David as part of the Steelers logo and the message “stronger than hate.” This week’s cleats appear to have one new addition, which is the names of the 11 victims.
The cleats that Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger is wearing for tonight’s game against the Carolina Panthers, in honor and remembrance of the victims of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue. #StrongerThanHate. pic.twitter.com/i5YnYm93cg
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 8, 2018
Former Steelers community relations manager Michel Rosenthal lost two of her brothers in the shooting, and Roethlisberger and his wife are close with Rosenthal. That is part of the reason Big Ben has chosen to wear the cleats, and it looks like he’s going to continue with that for the foreseeable future.