Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Jewish NFL player kicks game-winning field goal in his 'I Stand with Israel' cleats

(JTA) — ​​A 3-0 score is extremely rare in the NFL.

But when the Minnesota Vikings beat the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday night in the league’s lowest-scoring game since 2007, the moment held extra significance for the player who scored those three points.

Vikings kicker Greg Joseph, one of only a handful of Jewish players in the NFL, had worn cleats before the game that showed support for Israel as part of the league’s “My Cause, My Cleats” program. His shoes displayed Stars of David and the phrases “I Stand with Israel” and “Am Yisrael Chai,” or “the Jewish people lives.” (A Vikings spokesman sai...

 

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