Hamlin: I meant no non secular disrespect for sporting jacket

Buffalo Bills security Damar Hamlin stated Wednesday he by no means meant to offend anybody for attending the Super Bowl sporting a jacket that critics deemed to characteristic an offensive depiction of Jesus.

“After talking with my parents I understand how my coat could have offended some people,” Hamlin wrote in a observe posted on his Twitter account. “It was never my intention to hurt or disrespect anyone, the coat is abstract art to me.”

Hamlin closed his two-post thread by saying he’ll proceed to be taught from the state of affairs whereas including: “My beliefs and Relationship with God is not tied to symbolic images.”

The second-year participant continues recovering after having to be resuscitated on the sphere after going into cardiac arrest throughout a sport in Cincinnati six weeks in the past and created a stir for being pictured sporting a Kanye West Eternal Saint blue varsity jacket throughout pregame ceremonies and sitting in NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s field on the Super Bowl in Arizona on Sunday.

The again of the jacket featured an summary illustration of Jesus on the cross below the phrase “ETERNAL.” The entrance featured an summary depiction of Jesus’ face and seems to reference a Bible verse that reads: “Without end or beginning there is no day and no night.”

Reporting by The Associated Press.

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