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Miami Heat to wear patch honoring Stoneman Douglas victims

Heat players will wear the patch for the remainder of the season.

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Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in South Florida Feb. 14, the Miami Heat’s official Twitter account released a statement.

Radio host Will Manso reported today that starting Friday — Miami’s first game since the All-Star break — the Heat will wear a patch on their jerseys to honor the victims of the tragedy. The patch will remain on their jerseys for the remainder of the season.

This isn’t the first time the Heat players have made a stand following a death in South Florida. After George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012 — and was not arrested at first — all Heat players donned hoodies in a photo. The ESPN podcast “30 for 30” recently discussed the act in an episode.