During Weeks 13 and 14 of the NFL Season, players around the league are wearing customized cleats in honor of the causes they are supporting through “MY Cause, My Cleats.”
This is something the NFL has been doing for years in which they allow players to wear non-regulation shoes during games. They end up auctioning off the cleats to support charitable causes important to each respective player.
For Washington Commanders cornerback Kendall Fuller, it seems like his cleats have caused an uproar amongst the LBGTQ community.
Fuller is being called out for supporting The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which pledges to “reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ” but according to OutSports, the organization “prohibits LGBTQ+ people from holding leadership positions”, along with anybody who even supports same-sex marriage.
Fuller has been in the NFL since being selected by Washington in the third round of the 2016 NFL Rookie Draft.
Between stints, he has won a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs. He has recorded 16 career interceptions and one fumble recovery.
So far in 2023, he has 58 total tackles and six passes defensed.