Giants' Victor Cruz Pays Tribue to Newtown Casulty's Memory
The Giants were shut out 34-0 as they played with a heavy heart due to the Sandy Hook School tragedy against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday.
Had he caught a touchdown pass, Giants' receiver Victor Cruz figured he would've pointed to the sky, or tapped his shoes, as a gesture for 6-year old victim, Jack Pinto. "Just to let him know I was thinking of him," he said.
He would have even capped it with his signature salsa dance.
"I think that's probably one of the things he loved the most," he said of Jack, "probably as a kid, seeing me dance in the end zone. So I definitely would've kept that."
Cruz was Jack Pinto's favorite, and the child's parents told him that Jack would be buried in the jersey he wore while watching the Giants on TV.
"I couldn't even express to them how great that made me feel, and how big of an honor that is. … No words describe the type of feeling you get when a kid idolizes you so much that they want to, you know, unfortunately, like put him in the casket with your jersey on," said Cruz.
Before the game Cruz tweeted, "Today's game is for you Jack," and attached photos of his cleats and gloves. One shoe carried Jack's name and the words, "My Hero," and the other carried the message "R.I.P. Jack Pinto."
Jack's full name was written again on one glove, and the dedication "This one is 4 u!" was written on the other.
Giants' star Victor Cruz arrived in Newtown to visit the family of one of the children killed in the shooting
Cruz reaches out to Sandy Hook family
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