Niagara Falls and several NFL teams honor Damar Hamlin with red and blue honors at their stadiums
PICTURED: Niagara Falls joins NFL teams in honoring Damar Hamlin as the iconic landmark lights up blue in support of Buffalo Bills safety … while stadiums across the country also pay tribute while the player remains in ICU
- More than a third of all 32 NFL teams (10) showed signs of support for Hamlin
- Among them are the San Francisco 49ers, the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins
- Mayor Byron Brown painted Buffalo City Hall in the colors of the Bills on Tuesday
- All NFL teams have their Twitter avatars converted into a graphic featuring Hamlin’s No.
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Niagara Falls joined more than a third of all 32 NFL teams in honoring Damar Hamlin as the landmark was lit blue in support of the Bills’ safety, while stadiums across the US also paid tribute to the player who continues to receive intensive care from Wednesday evening.
Arenas resplendent in the Bills’ red and blue uniform Tuesday night include: San Francisco 49ers’ Levi Stadium; the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium; the Denver Broncos’ Empower Field at Mile High; the Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium; the New England Patriots’ Gilette Stadium; the Seattle Seahakws lumen field; the Jacksonville Jaguars’ TIAA Bank Field; and the New Orleans Saints’ Caesars Superdome.
The Cincinnati Bengals also lit up Paycor Stadium, where Hamlin suddenly collapsed in the first quarter of Monday Night Football, in blue in support of the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Las Vegas Raiders showed solidarity by displaying Hamlin’s No. 3 jersey above the entrance of their arena – Allegiant Stadium.
Niagara Falls was lit up blue Tuesday night in support of Hamlin and the Buffalo Bills
Hamlin remains in hospital for intensive care following a cardiac arrest on Monday
Cincinnati Bangels’ Paycor Stadium, where Hamlin collapsed, lit up in blue on Tuesday
Mayor Bryon Brown had the Bills’ red and blue colors displayed at Buffalo City Hall on Tuesday
The San Francisco 49ers’ Levi Stadium featured Damar Hamlin’s jersey number on its billboards
The Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium was lit up in the red and blue colors of Bill on Tuesday
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami – home of the Dolphins – also shone red and blue on Tuesday
The Great Lakes region of upstate New York, which includes the city of Buffalo, also rallied for the team on either side of the New York-Ontario border. The Ontario-based Niagara Parks Commission illuminated Niagara Falls in blue in honor of Hamlin.
“Our shared thoughts are with him, his family, his team and the city of Buffalo,” the commission wrote.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced Tuesday that City Hall’s dome would be illuminated red and blue “to show our prayers together for Damar Hamlin, his family, the Bills organization, and his full recovery.”
The city’s only other professional sports team — the Buffalo Sabers — had their players arrive Tuesday ahead of their overtime win against the Washington Capitals wearing jerseys that said “LOVE FOR 3,” Hamlin’s jersey number.
“Our team has an emotional connection to the city,” general manager Kevyn Adams said after the game.
Mary Friona-Celani, who founded Totally Buffalo’s website and stores to celebrate the region, said she’s been inundated with requests for a No. 3 T-shirt from fans wanting to show their support.
“Sport is our liberation from politics and tragedy, death and destruction, and that is why we turn to it. And if that’s what happened, it’s just a dope punch,” she told The Associated Press. “And then to see these big strong boys cry and be so sad, how could that not touch you?”
A snow-covered Empower Field at Mile High — home of the Denver Broncos — also paid tribute to Hamlin
The Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium chose to display Hamlin’s jersey number in Bill’s colors
Caesar’s Superdome in New Orleans – home of the Saints – was also lit up in Bill’s colors
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ TIAA Bank Field had portions of its roof covered in red and blue
As another show of support for Hamlin, each NFL team changed their Twitter avatar to a custom graphic featuring the safety’s No. 3 jersey and the words, “PRAY FOR DAMAR.”
The NFL’s official Twitter account also shared footage of all 32 teams embracing in solidarity along with the caption, “Football is family.”
The league also announced that the suspended Bills-Bengals game “would not resume this week” and that there was no clarification “regarding the possibility of the game resuming at a later date”.
As of Wednesday, Hamlin remains in the intensive care unit at a Cincinnati, Ohio hospital, although he is slowly showing encouraging signs of recovery.
Buffalo Sabers players arrived in DC Tuesday wearing jerseys in support of Hamlin
Sabers players wore jerseys that said “Love for 3” before facing the Capitals in Washington
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