A shoutout is in order to the design team of the Florida Gators new helmet decal. Intended to honor the victims and devastation in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, it’s stylish, subtle and conveys it’s message immediately.
The Gators issued a sneak peek ahead of their game against Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Take a look:
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) September 2, 2017
The sticker is a teardrop with the Texas flag. A teardrop symbolizes the loss of life or the loss of a loved one. It joins the SEC Conference decal, and the United States flag on the back of the helmet.
Honorary decals are expected across the entire FBS after the devastating floods caused the loss of many lives and massive amounts of property damage in the city of Houston.
There have been no shortage of relief efforts, with several celebrities and athletes contributing millions of dollars in an effort to help the city get back on its feet as soon as possible.
It’s a good show of unity by the University of Florida, which has no practical ties to the city of Houston. It’s about more than football, and this decal gets that message across.