The news sent shock waves throughout the sporting world.
Muhammad Ali tragically passed away this past Friday, June 3rd at the age of 74.
Ali was one of the most iconic figures that the world of sports has ever seen.
His catchphrase ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’ is one of the most well-known catchphrases from any professional sports athlete in history.
Countless people were saddened by the passing of Ali, including some of our very own Detroit Lions. Some of the guys took to their Twitter/Instagram accounts to pay tribute to the self-proclaimed ‘Greatest of All-Time’.
Take a look.
Wide receiver Golden Tate
Safety Glover Quin
Defensive End Ziggy Ansah
— Ezekiel Ansah (@Ziggy_Ansah) June 4, 2016
Tight End Eric Ebron
Wide receiver/special teamer T.J. Jones
Newcomer, running back Stevan Ridley
Even Detroit Lion legend, Barry Sanders had a nice thing to say in Ali’s respect.
I met #Ali once. He was a great role model and a great man. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family tonight.
— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) June 4, 2016
This stuff really warms the heart during such a difficult time for all who knew Muhammad Ali. Whether it’s his immediate family, close friends or just people who have idolized him over the years.
Rest in peace Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, your legacy will forever live on.