The NFL announced Wednesday that more than 200 players, coaches and CEOs will celebrate their legacy with international flags, badges on their helmets and pins on clothing starting Thursday from Week Four through Week Five.
Midfielder Cardinal Keeler Murray will celebrate his South Korean legacy and wide receiver Chase Claepool will represent Steelers Canada, while Big Lions’ Amon Ra St. Brown will represent Germany, said Peter O’Reilly, NFL vice president for league events and club business.
Murray said he was honored to represent South Korea in the Cardinals’ road match against the Panthers on Sunday.
“I am proud to play with the South Korean flag on my helmet,” Murray He said. “It’s a great way to honor my mom, honor my heritage and highlight the diverse backgrounds that make up the NFL.”
Claypool is one of 29 active Canadian-born players in the league. Many players will wear the Nigerian flag. Saints great receiver Chris Olaf will display his Cuban heritage, while Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will celebrate his Samoa roots.
Several NFL coaches and CEOs will also celebrate their legacy, including Chargers owner Dean Spanos (Greece), Patriots coach Bill Belichick (Croatia), and 49ers Executive Vice President of Football Operations Paraag Marathe (India).
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