PITTSBURGH — When Pitt’s football team visits Virginia on Friday, the Panthers will take the field wearing a tribute to the victims of last Saturday’s tragic shooting at Squirrel Hill’s Tree of Life synagogue.
Pitt will wear decals, located on the rear bumper of their helmet, that read “Pittsburgh strong” and feature a Star of David.
“A tribute to the victims last Saturday morning and to the people of Squirrel Hill and the city of Pittsburgh,” Narduzzi said. “We thought we’s make a tribute to them for the game and really, for the rest of year. Just thinking about who we’re playing for. We play for the city. We talk about it all of the time.”
Pitt played last Saturday in the inmediate aftermath of the shooting, with Narduzzi, players and coaches finding out about the tragedy hours before their game against a Duke.
Pitt held a moment of silence before the game, but after time for reflection and planning, decided on a more tangible tribute going forward.
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