Green Bay Packers safety Haha Clinton-Dix showed his love for the LGBT community in his team’s Sunday Night Football game against the New York Giants by wearing an Orlando United T-shirt under his jersey. No. 21 wasn’t shy about showing off the T-shirt either, lifting up or taking off his jersey in several Instagram photos to demonstrate his support.
While he could not wear a patch or other display on his jersey (per NFL rules), he found a way to show his love nonetheless.
Clinton-Dix, 23, was born in Orlando. He played college football for Nick Saban at Alabama and was drafted in the first round by the Packers in 2014. He’s been a full-time starter for the Packers almost since getting drafted.
It’s great to see Clinton-Dix wearing the rainbow heart of Orlando United. The tragic massacre that took the lives of 49 people in the gay bar Pulse has united the City of Orlando around the LGBT community. For that to translate to outward support from an NFL star like Clinton-Dix sends a powerful message about how far our community has come in and outside the sports world.