Avery Williamson wore custom-made 9/11 anniversary cleats during Sunday’s home opener in Nashville, despite being advised by the NFL not to do so. The cleats, made by True Blue Customs in Lexington, had “9-11-01” on the left shoe (with the “11” in the shape of the World Trade Center), with “Never Forget” on the right.
Williamson tweeted, “After much thought I decided to wear the 9/11 cleats. I’m so glad I could represent my country in a positive way. The support from everyone was amazing.”
A league spokesman has since said Williamson will not be fined for the cleats, which would normally be a violation of the league’s uniform policy.
Two New York police unions and Titans head coach Mark Mularkey offered to pay the fine had the league followed through.