Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz honored Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victim Jack Pinto during New York’s game against the Atlanta Falcons yesterday. On one of Cruz’s cleats the football player wrote “Jack Pinto, My Hero,” on the other, Cruz wrote “R.I.P Jack Pinto.” Cruz also had a small honor for the six year old on one of his gloves. He wrote inscribed, “Jack Pinto This one is 4 U.!”
“There are no words that can describe the type of feeling you get when a kid idolizes you so much that they want to, unfortunately, put him in a casket with your jersey on,” Cruz told a reporter with the New York Daily News. “I can’t even explain it.” The Huffington Post reported that “Cruz’s fiance and publicist, Elaina Watley, tracked down the Pinto family and the Giants player was able to offer his condolences.”
Pinto’s funeral took place in Newtown, Conn. today.