As part of the NFL’s “My Cleats, My Cause” charitable program, out Las Vegas Raiders Defensive End Carl Nassib designed a pair of rainbow cleats to represent The Trevor Project.
Carl Nassib won’t be playing in today’s Raiders game, as he’s injured. If he were, these are the @TrevorProject cleats he’d be wearing for #MyCauseMyCleats in support of the LGBTQ community. https://t.co/cKM9VTNNyH pic.twitter.com/FLNW63nL3f
— Outsports (@outsports) December 5, 2021
The “My Cause, My Cleats” program allows NFL players to wear customized cleats during a game to call attention to the charity of their choice, which players can later auction to benefit their selected charities.
Nassib is the first active NFL player to come out as gay and has been supportive of LGBTQ+ causes since coming out in an Instagram video in 2021.