The Pittsburgh Steelers held a moment of silence preceding their game today against the Cleveland Browns, in light of the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, where an antisemitic attack took place that killed 11 and wounded four others during the Shabbat morning services at the synagogue.
"On behalf of the entire Steelers organization, we offer our support and condolences to the families of the attack on peaceful citizens worshiping at the Tree of Life Synagogue," according to a statement team President Art Rooney Jr. said in a statement. "Our hearts are heavy, but we must stand against antisemitism and hate crimes of any nature and come together to preserve our values and our community."The flag, overlooking Heinz field, was held at half mass today in honor of the victims of the terror incident.
Steelers fans observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill before the team takes on the Browns Sunday at Heinz Field. pic.twitter.com/E6OkytUW5P— Matt Freed (@mattfreedpghpg) October 28, 2018
Statement from Steelers President Art Rooney II. pic.twitter.com/GFwFISshZd— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 28, 2018
The Pittsburgh Penguins, the city's hockey team was in Vancouver for a regular-season game on Saturday, where they too held a moment of silence regarding the terror attack, according to the team's Twitter account.