Steelers hold moment of silence before kickoff to remember Saturday's tragedy

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As many Americans and particularly Pittsburgh residents continue to process and mourn Saturday’s unconscionable massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in the city, the Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting a game against the Cleveland Browns.

The Steelers are doing what they can under the circumstances to honor victims and uplift the city.

Moment of silence at Heinz Field

Just before the singing of the national anthem by local rock legend Donnie Iris, there was a moment of silence at Heinz Field. The scoreboards around the stadium were dark, and many on the sidelines stood with their heads bowed.

On Saturday, current and former members of the Steelers posted messages of support on social media. The Steelers posted a message on Sunday morning from team president Art Rooney II denouncing anti-Semitism and hate crimes, and asking fans to participate in the moment of silence.

A Pittsburgh Steelers logo with one of the hypocycloids changed to a Star of David is on a banner at Heinz Field for an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns, on Sunday. (AP)
A Pittsburgh Steelers logo with one of the hypocycloids changed to a Star of David is on a banner at Heinz Field for an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns, on Sunday. (AP)

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