NY Giant honors Newtown victim Jack Pinto; ‘Jack, my hero’ on cleats



“This one is for you,” “Jack Pinto, my hero” and “R.I.P. Jack Pinto” have been inscribed onto Victor Cruz’s cleats.

What a beautiful tribute to one of the victims of the Newtown tragedy by New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz. He also reportedly called the family of 6-year-old Jack Pinto, who was a huge NY Giants fan.

Great tribute by #giants @teamvic w/ this message to #Newtown victim. lockerz.com/s/269440422 Even more moving that he called the boy’s family.

— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) December 16, 2012

Victor Cruz personally called the family of Jack Pinto, a 6-year-old Sandy Hook victim, after learning Jack was a @teamvic fan. #NYG

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) December 16, 2012

Victor Cruz told me he will honor t/ victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school tragedy by wearing Jack Pinto’s name on his cleats & gloves

— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 16, 2012

Earlier today, Cruz tweeted his prayers and condolences to the young boy’s family.

My sincerest condolences to the entire Pinto family. My prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time.

— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) December 16, 2012

Jack’s parents are reportedly considering burying their little angel in Cruz’s jersey.

Victor Cruz also told me that Jack Pinto’s family told him they are considering burying young Pinto in Cruz’s #80 Giants jersey.

— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 16, 2012

Watching today’s game will be impossible without constantly thinking of a 6-year-old boy being buried in a Victor Cruz jersey. So tragic.

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) December 16, 2012

Cruz and his teammates will be playing for all the innocents lost in Newtown.

Pic of Victor Cruz’s shoes today, honoring Newtown boy who was a big fantwitter.com/bruce_arthur/s… via @bruce_arthur #20Acts

— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) December 16, 2012

Giants will be playing for Newtown today, especially 6 year old Jack Pinto who loved the Giants, and Cruz. R instagr.am/p/TTgt7lo4Zj/

— miamarie ⚓ (@mleiteee) December 16, 2012

Another glimmer of good in the darkest of times. Thank you, Victor Cruz, for honoring young Jack Pinto with your beautiful dedication.

Thank you @teamvic for remembering his biggest little fan #jackpinto today #PrayersForNewtown

— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) December 16, 2012

.@teamvic thank you so much for honoring Jack Pinto. You’ve earned the respect of every person in CT, Giants fan or not

— Ponz (@superponz) December 16, 2012

Amen. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be will all affected. Good luck, New York Giants: “This one is for you, Jack.”

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