Baker Mayfield’s cleats honor fallen US Navy sailor Maxton Soviak ahead of Cleveland Browns game
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Baker Mayfield had a touching tribute for fallen United States Navy corpsman Maxton Soviak before Sunday’s game.
An image of the U.S. service member and the text “Rest in peace Navy corpsman Maxton Soviak” were featured on the shoes of the Cleveland Browns quarterback, according to Bleacher Report.
Soviak, 22, was one of 13 U.S. service members killed during the bombing attack at a Kabul airport during evacuations from Afghanistan in August.
The 22-year-old Petty Officer 3rd Class was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart medal for his actions in service. His remains were flown back to Northeast Ohio earlier in September.
According to the NFL rulebook, players are permitted to wear black, white, and team colors on their shoes during the game. The rules are relaxed during pre-game warmups.
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