Remembrance cleats created in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Former Kentucky Wildcat and current Tennessee Titan, Avery Williamson, wore special cleats to pay tribute to the September 11th terrorist attack victims and first responders during his team opener.
Those cleats made national headlines after the NFL announced Williamson could be fined for breaking the league uniform policy but it turns out those cleats started in Central Kentucky.
Billy Hobbs with True Blue Customs, based in Lexington, created the cleats for Williamson.
“He wanted to do something to pay tribute to those that lost their lives that day and all the service men and women that were handling all that,” said Hobbs. “We had to do something.”
Williamson went back and forth about the potential fine but ultimately wore them during Sunday’s game.
He now plans to auction the cleats, a meet and great, two VIP tickets to a Tennessee Titans home game and an autographed jersey. Proceeds from the auction will go to Operation Warrior Wishes honors veterans and wounded veterans at sporting events and concerts across the country by giving them unique once in a lifetime memories at each event.
Hobbs says his business is booming since all the publicity around Williamson’s cleats.