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.
These are our kids and loved ones. This tragedy does not just hit close to home. This happened in our home. Our hearts break for the victims and their families affected by this tragic event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 15, 2018
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.
Starting Friday and for the remainder of the season, the Miami Heat will be wearing a patch on their jerseys to honor victims of the Stoneman Douglas HS tragedy. The design is still being worked on.— Will Manso (@WillManso) February 21, 2018
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.