Damar Hamlin : Super Bowl Jacket | Jacket meaning

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin said that he didn’t mean to “hurt or disrespect anyone” with the jacket he wore to Super Bowl LVII.

Damar Hamlin : Super Bowl Jacket | Jacket meaning

Former Pitt Panthers safety Damar Hamlin didn’t lose his competitive edge during his recovery from cardiac arrest.

Damar Hamlin : Super Bowl Jacket | Jacket meaning

He told Michael Strahan in an interview that aired on Fox during the Super Bowl LVII pregame show that he does want to play football again someday. 

“Eventually. That’s always the goal, like I said, as a competitor, you know, I’m trying to do things to keep advancing my situation,” the former Pitt defender, Hamlin said. “But I’m allowing that to be in God’s hands. I’m just thankful he gave me a second chance.”

Hamlin said attending the Bills-Bengals playoff game in Buffalo, New York last month made him “uneasy”. After he was injured in the last meeting between these two teams, Hamlin felt the urge to help his team with more than just his support from the stands. 

Damar Hamlin Super Bowl Jacket 

Over the weekend, former Pitt Panthers safety Damar Hamlin caught some criticism for wearing a jacket that some believed was an offensive picture of Jesus during the Super Bowl.

The jacket had an abstract depiction of Jesus on the back and the word “Eternal” spelled out with each letter in a different font. Hamlin later apologized on Twitter. 

“After talking with my parents I understand how my coat could have offended some people,” Hamlin wrote in a note posted on his Twitter account. “It was never my intentions to hurt or disrespect anyone, the coat is abstract art to me.”

Hamlin closed his two-post thread by saying he will continue to learn from the situation while adding: “My beliefs and Relationship with God is not tied to symbolic images.”

The second-year player continues recovering after having to be resuscitated on the field after going into cardiac arrest during a game in Cincinnati six weeks ago created a stir for being pictured wearing a Kanye West Eternal Saint blue varsity jacket during pregame ceremonies and sitting in NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s box at the Super Bowl in Arizona on Sunday.

Hamlin, who received the NFLPA’s Alan Page Community Award last week, took part in a pregame ceremony in which the NFL honored the Bills and Bengals training and medical staffs and first responders who treated the 24-year-old from the Pittsburgh area on the field, and the staff at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he spent nearly a week recovering.

Jacket meaning 

During this year’s Super Bowl, athlete Damar Hamlin and several groups of medical staff were presented with a tributary award.

However, netizens were more interested in the letterman jacket Hamlin was wearing.

It has reportedly been designed by Takashi Murakami. Due to the clothing piece’s controversial symbolism, netizens expressed disappointment online.

Damar Hamlin : Super Bowl Jacket | Jacket meaning

The Buffalo Bills safety took to the stage to “thank God for even being here.”

Damar Hamlin was wearing a green and blue jacket with a crucifix-styled symbol on the back. The word “eternal” was also seen on the back of the jacket just above a figure of the cross, whose face looked distressed and spooky.

Other words on the jacket included- “saint youth” and “without end and without beginning there is no day and no night.”

Internet users were enraged by the clothing piece, as it seemed “satanic.” Twitter user Xx17965797N went viral after revealing that the Takashi Murakami jacket was titled “Travis Jesus.”

As per the netizen, the piece reportedly referred to Travis Scott’s “satanic ritual” at Astroworld, where multiple people were killed in a stampede.

The platform user also revealed that Scott took inspiration from the jacket to create a “rhinestone encrusted pendant.” The clothing piece in question is $3,150.

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