Michael Matheson writes “FLL” on his skates to honor airport victims

The Florida Panthers held a moment of silence before their game against the Nashville Predators to honor the victims from the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Several Panthers players also voiced their support on social media, but Panthers defenseman Michael Matheson added a special tribute to his skates.

Matheson’s tribute is awesome. Even the smallest of gestures can go a long way for those involved.

Meanwhile, it’s also pretty awesome how the NHL respects and allows these kinds of tributes. Other leagues – OK, the NFL – would have handed out a fine to a player modifying their uniform or displaying a message. Thankfully the NFL isn’t the NHL and players such as Matheson are able to publicly display their support.

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