The Pittsburgh sports teams stand with their city.
A tragic shooting Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue left at least 11 dead and six more wounded. Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, said that the attack is likely the deadliest attack against the Jewish community in U.S. history.
Steelers’ moment of silence
The Pittsburgh Steelers found ways to offer their prayers to those affected. The team announced that there would be a moment of silence before Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Prior to Sunday’s kickoff between the #Steelers & #Browns at Heinz Field, there will be a moment of silence for the victims & their families following the tragic attack in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday morning.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) October 27, 2018
Current and former players posted messages to support victims and those affected.
My prayers goes out to families of the victims, everyone in the city of Pittsburgh, and the Jewish-American community, I can’t believe the news. Stay strong 🙏🏾#PittsburghSynagogueShooting
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) October 27, 2018
“Praying for the congregations, the Pittsburgh communities, the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, the first responders and our leadership, as they find a way to come together and hold each other up during the horrific event that took place at Tree of Life this morning.” Jerome Bettis tweeted.
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Love can conquer anything❤️ …… Prayers out to those affected in Squirrel Hill and throughout Pittsburgh🙏🏾
— RJ Prince (@rdprince64) October 27, 2018
The city’s hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, spoke up after the shooting as well.
“We just want to express our condolences and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the tragedy in Pittsburgh that took place today,” coach Mike Sullivan said.
Deeply saddened to hear the news of the shooting in Pittsburgh this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected. Stay strong Pittsburgh.
Penguins star Sidney Crosby also offered his sympathies while saying that he had faith in the city’s strength and resiliency.
“Knowing Pittsburgh, I know we’ll stick together and rally around them and be there to support and help in any way we can.” Crosby said.
The team also shared a message from Pittsburgh’s CBS station calling for more blood donors.
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