The New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick may have issues with some of his players, but he made something great this time. Belichick payed tribute to the victims of the deadly shooting at The Capital Gazette.
The gunman targeted the newspaper’s office in Annapolis, Md. If by any chance you didn’t know it, this is the city in which Patriots’ head coach was raised. Five people lost their lives in the attack, and a few others were injured. Belichick sent condolences to the victims’ families.
The organization issues a statement Friday night. It was on behalf of Belichick, of course.
Statement from Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick
“For my entire life, The Capital has been my hometown newspaper. My family and I have enjoyed special relationships with many great people who have worked for the newspaper. My heart goes out to the victims, their families and the entire Annapolis community for this terrible and senseless tragedy,” the statement read.
Veteran sports reporter John McNamara was killed in the shooting. The gunman killed reporter Wendi Winters, editors Rob Hiaasen and Gerald Fischman, and sales assistant Rebecca Smith.
Belichick joined the group of people who expressed their condolences.
The Baltimore Orioles had fivelilies placed at the press box seat reserved for the paper ahead of the Friday-night contest against the Los Angeles Angels. Attendees at Camden Yards paid tribute through a moment of silence.
“We will pause for a pregame moment of silence in honor of the victims as we extend our heartfelt support to the many family members, colleagues, and friends who are grieving this unimaginable loss,” Baltimore Orioles tweeted.
The gunman was taken in custody, and will serve a sentence upon five first-degree charges.
We really hope that authorities will be able to prevent any similar attacks. Stop the slaughtering!