Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons name special honorary captain for Week 7 matchup

On Sunday, the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons will square off in what is a very important game for both teams.

But as important as the game is, it is not as important as what has been going on in our country in terms of social injustice.

To further help bring attention to the true battle we are all facing, the Lions and Falcons have agreed to name Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the honorary captain.

As you can see below, the Lions are wearing t-shirts during warmups with a quote from MLK.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”