Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall had his very own 'Mean Joe Greene' moment last night when he was carted off to the locker room during last night's loss against the New York Giants.
Mean Joe Greene
Everyone that is a fan of the NFL has probably seen the Joe Greene Coca-Cola advert from the 1970s where the former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle is offered a bottle of the famous beverage by a child as he limps back to the locker room with an injury.
In return for the nice favor, Greene decides to give his jersey to the child, which truly brings delight to his face.
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Since then, this has emulated by another former Steelers player Troy Polamalu in a slightly different ad, and readjusted by Pepsi with David Beckham, but the real thing played out for one lucky child and the injured Redskins cornerback Hall last night at MetLife Stadium.
Hall was helped off the field last night during the third quarter of the Redskins' 32-21 loss to the Giants because he sprained his right toe. He didn't return to the game and he is scheduled to have an MRI scan on the injury later today.
But during the journey to the Redskins locker room, the cornerback had an interaction with a child who said he would pray for him, according to former Giants center Shaun O’Hara, which resulted in Hall giving his game jersey to the kid.
O'Hara said on his Instagram post: “Special moment just happened in the tunnel @mlstadium Brian here, a 12 yr old @redskins fan just saw @dhall23skins in the hallway & said “Hey DeAngelo, I’ll say a prayer for you.” Hall said thanks kid, I needed that….and then threw him his game jersey. #TrueStory #powerofprayer #thatjusthappened #MeanJoeGreene #classy”
A special moment for the child, that I'm sure helped put a smile on Hall's face too despite the recent injury.