Northwestern University Pays Tribute to Wounded Warriors

Chicago, Ill. (WHNT) – People around the country honor our Wounded Warriors this month for their sacrifice and service to the United States. Northwestern University attempts to do the same with unique uniforms they are wearing for their game against Michigan University, Nov. 16.

Under Armour released the design for the uniforms this week. As you can see, the uniforms are red, white and blue with the pieces of the American flag. Another part of the uniform’s design are blood spatters on the Stars and Stripes. The player’s name on the back of the jersey is replaced by one of the seven “core value embellishments.” Those embellishments are duty, honor, courage, commitment, integrity, country and service.

The “patriotic” jerseys will be auctioned off after the game. All the proceeds go toward the Wounded Warrior Project.

While some applaud the team’s effort to honor our injured veterans, others question the tact of the uniform.

We want to know what you think. Does the uniform pay proper tribute to Wounded Warriors, or is design offensive?

Put your answers on WHNT News 19’s Facebook. We’ll share your answers tonight in The News Pulse at 9 p.m. on WHNT 2.



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