The sports world and the United States in general continues to mourn the 58 innocent souls killed in an attack in Las Vegas a week ago Sunday.
Stephen Paddock, 64, opened automatic gun fire from Mandalay Bay late last Sunday, targeting patrons of the annual Route 91 Harvest Festival, injuring north of 500 people.
Following the attack, the Oakland Raiders released a statement on what is now the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.
“The Raiders family is shocked and saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and first responders,” the statement read. “The heart of the Raider Nation goes out to Las Vegas.”
The soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders will now host the Baltimore Ravens in Oakland on Sunday. And they’ll continue to pay respects to those impacted by the senseless tragedy.
Decal the Raiders have placed on their helmets, remembering Las Vegas: pic.twitter.com/ftdxtUpiFy
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2017
It’s definitely not time to play politics with this. Some will point to the Raiders wearing Vegas patches during a home game in Oakland as a slap in the face of their current home.
But this is an organization that’s less than three years away from being a major part of the Las Vegas community. It only makes sense that they would show support with a “Vegas Strong” decal on their helmets.
Good for them.