Football players throughout the NFL on Sunday participated in My Cause, My Cleats, in which they promoted their favorite charities on their game cleats. More than 900 players wore special cleats, which later will be auctioned off to support their chosen charities.
Of course, no good deed goes unpunished in an age of political correctness. Cornerback Kendall Fuller of the Washington Commanders used the opportunity to express support for Kansas City’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes during Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. The list of which causes NFL players would support during Weeks 13 and 14 of the season was released last month. As Week 13 crept closer, Fuller was criticized for his support of the Christian group.
OutSports, a sports website focused on LGBTQ+ issues, scrutinized Fuller for his support of the FCA. The site described the FCA as having “anti-LGBTQ policies” and previously criticized the organization’s belief system, which reportedly included that marriage is between a man and woman and a sexual purity statement that condemns sex outside of marriage and homosexual acts.
This past week, the NFL 🏈 had their Annual ‘My Cause My Cleats’ 👟 campaign. Washington Commanders’ cornerback Kendall Fuller represented FCA this year.
— FCA (@TheFCATeam) December 4, 2023
“The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is appreciative to the many players who have represented FCA in the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign,” the organization said in a statement. “For 69 years, FCA has stayed true to its vision to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. All are welcome to participate in Fellowship of Christian Athletes activities and events, and FCA believes that all people are of great worth and value to God, and should be treated with love, dignity and respect.”
Fuller, 28, is in his eighth season in the NFL and his sixth with the Commanders. He has played in 12 games this season and has two interceptions to his credit.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice