DeAngelo Williams' daughters have a sign or two for you, NFL.
The Steelers running back's two young daughters made their message known loud and clear Sunday in these photos shared on Twitter by ESPN's Adam Schefter. The two are seen holding a sign that read: “We wear pink because our daddy is not allowed" and “The NFL cannot fine us" while wearing black shirts with their father's jersey number (34) in pink on the back.
NFL declined DeAngelo Williams' request to wear pink beyond October, but his daughters having none of it. pic.twitter.com/u3FVs0Gn5q— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2015
Williams was reportedly fined by the league for writing "Find the Cure" on his eye black, a reference to his cause in fighting breast cancer. The NFL says it is a violation of the uniform policy.
NFL fined DeAngelo Williams $5,787 for 'Find the Cure' eye black - he's been wearing it for five years, first... https://t.co/WuvkthVKdg— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 28, 2015
Williams is a big supporter of breast cancer awareness — he lost his mother and four aunts to the disease.
In an interview with ESPN, he said he was disappointed the league would not allow him to wear pink past October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "It's not just about October for me; it's not just a month, it's a lifestyle. It's about getting women to recognize to get tested," he said.
Williams is the third Steelers player to be fined for violating the league's uniform policy. Defensive end Cameron Heyward was fined earlier this year for writing "Iron Head" on his eye black in honor of his father, Craig “Iron Head” Heyward, who died of brain cancer in 2006. Cornerback William Gay was also fined for wearing purple shoes during the Steelers’ 23-13 loss to Kansas City in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Gay wore purple to represent his mother, who lost her life in a domestic violence incident.