NFL star wore game shoes emblazoned with Betty White's face and they are iconic

NFL star wore game shoes emblazoned with Betty White's face and they are iconic

Stefon Diggs, the Buffalo Bills wide receiver, paid homage to the late comedic legend Betty White with his cleats during Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

Diggs’ cleats had a picture of White throwing up the rock-on hand symbol on one shoe and the phrase “Thank You for Being a Friend” - the theme song for the renowned series The Golden Girls - on the other.

In a report from The Buffalo News, the white cleats part of a Nike Jordan Collection, were created by Dan Gamache, who is the creator behind the custom cleat business Mache.

Gamache has also been a collaborator with Diggs since 2016 and told the outlet that he and Diggs were fans of White.

"We heard of her passing and we knew automatically that we had to honour her with a pair of cleats."

Last week, Diggs honoured Hall of Fame head coach John Madden who passed away on December 28.

Once people saw the cleats, their hearts were warmed by the sweet gesture.

“Might be one of my rival teams but I LOVE THIS!” someone wrote.

“If you aren’t a Bills fan today, Betty White is shaming you from Heaven. Go Damn Bills Baby,” another added.

A third is conviced Diggs cleat game is impeccable and wrote,“ Dude got the hardest cleat game.”

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White passed away aged 99 at her home on December 31.

She would’ve turned 100 on January 17. Many celebrations of this milestone were already in the works including a People cover story.

Several A-listers including Ryan Reynolds penned heartfelt tributes honouring White following her passing.

On January 17, a film titled Betty White: 100 Years Young – a Birthday Celebration, which will highlight the iconic entertainer for her 100th birthday, is still set to air on her birthday.

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