The National Football League (NFL), in partnership with over 200 players, coaches and executives, will celebrate the growing number of nationalities and cultures that make up the fabric of the League with an initiative that will see players take the field with international flags on their helmets.
Players across the league will proudly wear a helmet decal of the country or territory’s flag that represents their nationality or cultural heritage across Weeks 4 and 5.
In the player-led initiative that looks to showcase the global influence on the League and recognize the impact that those contributing nations across the world have had on NFL rosters today, fans will see over 50 nations and territories represented.
Players can choose to wear, alongside the American flag, the flag of an international country or territory if they lived there for two years or more, or have a parent or grandparent who were born there.
Five Carolina Panthers players will participate in initiative:
- Ikem Ekwonu – Nigeria
- Chuba Hubbard – Canada
- Frankie Luvu – American Samoa
- DJ Moore – Jamaica
- Eddie Pinero – Cuba
Carolina will host the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.