The Pittsburgh Steelers are helping the city heal after the synagogue shooting.
A day after 11 people were shot and killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the Steelers took to the field with heavy hearts. In addition to a moment of silence before the game, the team and fans honored the victims in a unique way.
On Saturday night, an image of the Steelers logo was adjusted to include a Star of David and the phrase “stronger than hate.” Created by Pittsburgh native Tim Hindes, the image could be found all over Heinz Field on Sunday.
Hindes said that the image is a “win for love,” stating, “I see every posting of this image as a WIN for love and a strike against hate. I am so touched that it has resonated with so many of you across the globe. I thank you and my city thanks you.”
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin lives less than a half mile away from the synagogue and gave an impassioned speech to his players on Saturday night while asking the fans to join in a moment of silence.
Steelers team president Art Rooney offered his support, stating, “Our hearts are heavy, but we must stand against anti-Semitism and hate crimes of any nature and come together to preserve our values and our community.”