What a touching move by Ricky Jean Francois.
The former LSU defensive tackle posted an Instagram photo Monday of the cleats he intended to showcase “as a gesture of appreciation” in honor of Craig Sager. The respected announcer died last Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 65.
Francois, now a defensive end with the Washington Redskins, made his feelings known in a message hours before his team played the Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field.
Those of us in the sports world lost a legend when Craig Sager passed away last week. He inspired myself and so many others with his vibrant fashion sense and personality. These cleats are my gesture of appreciation in honor of his memory, but also a way of continuing to raise awareness for the fight against cancer." #craigsager #cancerawareness #fashion #Art
You’ll remember that Sager was known to wear colorful suits during his time with the NBA on TNT, so the design of Francois’ cleats is tremendous.
It says so much about Sager that he was revered throughout the sports world, not just in basketball circles. Francois’ tribute is another example of the impact Sager made among many.