Randy Moss entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, and with the spotlight on him Moss took an opportunity to make a stand. Along with his gold enshrinement jacket, Moss wore a black tie with the names of 12 black men and women who had been killed by police.
Randy Moss' tie he wore tonight pic.twitter.com/RreQNkkNmZ— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 5, 2018
Moss did not speak about his tie during his Hall of Fame speech, but explained the decision behind wearing it in an interview with the NFL Network.
“What I wanted to express with my tie was to let these families know they’re not alone. I’m not here voicing, but by having these names on my tie, in a big platform like the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there’s a lot of stuff going on in our country and I just wanted these family members to know they’re not alone.”
Moss, now serving as an NFL analyst for ESPN, hasn’t shied away from showing his support for social justice causes since leaving the NFL. He has recently been retweeting examples of racial inequality, as well as amplifying Shannon Sharpe’s tweet about the hypocrisy inside sports when it comes to how white athletes and black athletes are treated by the public.