Lions, Falcons honour school shooting victims
A Sandy Hook Elementary School pin is worn by a Detroit Lions assistant coach before the Lions' NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, December 22, 2012 8:57PM EST
DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons honoured the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School before their game Saturday night and had memorial decals on their helmets.
There was a moment of silence before the national anthem while the names and ages of each victim were shown on the videoboards at Ford Field.
The decals on the back of the helmets read "S.H.E.S." in white on a black background. The Lions' coaches wore pins with a similar design.
Twenty children and six adults were killed in the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza killed his mother, shot students and staff, then killed himself.