In a statement of solidarity and support for social justice causes, the Georgia Bulldogs football team has unveiled jerseys with a special design for the 2021 season. The Georgia Bulldogs Football Jersey prominently feature a patch on the upper chest, displaying the letters “E.D.” in honor of late civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis.
The “E.D.” on the jerseys stands for “Equality and Democracy,” two principles that Congressman Lewis ardently fought for throughout his life. The design aims to inspire conversations and actions surrounding social justice issues, along with encouraging unity and understanding amongst fans and players.
The players themselves were actively involved in the design process, expressing their desire to use their platform to advocate for positive change. Linebacker Monty Rice explains, “We believe that as athletes, we have a responsibility to make a difference, and these jerseys represent our commitment to using our voices for good.”
The move has been widely praised by fans and the community as a whole. It serves as a reminder that sports can be a catalyst for change and a platform to amplify important messages. The Georgia Bulldogs football team hopes to inspire other teams and athletes to use their platforms to address social injustices.
Coach Kirby Smart expressed his support for the players’ decision, stating, “We stand united with our players in their pursuit of social justice and equality. Their decision to incorporate this design into our jerseys speaks to their courage and dedication to making a positive impact on society.”