American footballer's tribute to Newtown shooting victims

American footballer Chris Johnson shows his boots covered in the names of the victims Credit: REUTERS/Harrison McClary

A member of the NFL team Tennessee Titans had the names of all 26 victims of the Newtown massacre written on his boots during a game against the New York Jets last night.

Another player, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants, wrote "Pinto my hero" on his boots on Sunday in memory of schoolboy and Giants fan Jack Pinto.

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