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Antonio Brown's custom cleats honor Muhammad Ali

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Another NFL week means another set of customised cleats Antonio Brown will be wearing during the next Pittsburgh Steelers game.

Last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, the wide receiver wore boots honouring the late golfing legend Arnold Palmer, and the week before that for half a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he wore blue and yellow cleats which featured his children's faces.

For week five against the New York Jets, Brown will honour another recently deceased sporting hero on his shoes, boxing champion Muhammad Ali.


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Once more, the cleats are striped with his team colors in order to not break the NFL uniform policy, and therefore avoid any fines by the league.

They include a picture of the famous boxer, as well as one of his most recognisable quotes “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” The other side of the cleats has a beautiful bee and butterfly. You can see the cleats he plans to wear further down in this article.

Brown will be hoping his shoes coincide with the NFL uniform policy, as he has already been warned about wearing unique boots during the Steelers' game against the Bengals. Referee's threatened to eject him from the game at halftime because his cleats were yellow and blue which aren't the team's colors.

He came back onto the field for the second half with cleats in the team colours, so he doesn't want to break the rules. He wasn't fined for his Arnold Palmer cleats last week either, so he will be hoping the same thing happens this week as well.

Ben Roethlisberger
New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers

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