(CNN)A uniquely Pittsburgh symbol of solidarity and strength is making its way around the internet in the aftermath of Saturday’s deadly attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
The image is a revamped Pittsburgh Steelers logo, with the Star of David substituting for the team’s yellow star-like design. It’s paired with the phrase “Stronger than Hate.” Where the inspiration came fromTim Hindes, who created the image, was a mile away from the Tree of Life Synagogue when yesterday’s shooting began, he told CNN. His heart sank when he heard the news, he said in a Facebook post.”I picked up my laptop and started doodling. My intent wasn’t clear. But I doodled,” he wrote.Read More”I wanted it to be of resiliency and hope. It was private at first, but friends urged me to make the post public, as it resonated with them.” “Before it was the logo of a globally popular football team, the three diamonds were the seal of a product which helped develop the foundation of many cities across the globe — steel. Like Pittsburgh and its residents, steel is strong,” he wrote in the Facebook post. Reaction from the sports worldSteelers spokesman Burt Lauten tweeted that a moment of silence will be observed before the game.
Prior to Sunday’s kickoff between the #Steelers & #Browns at Heinz Field, there will be a moment of silence for the victims & their families following the tragic attack in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill on Saturday morning.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) October 27, 2018 The same observance was made Saturday night before Game 4 of the World Series in Los Angeles and before the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets game in Toronto.On social media, Pittsburgh sports teams and their players stood with those mourning in their city.
We send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this morning’s tragedy in Pittsburgh. We will continue to pray for everyone involved.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 27, 2018
We are incredibly saddened to hear of this morning's tragedy at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. We send our thoughts and prayers to all those affected.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 27, 2018
Our hearts break at the news of this morning's tragedy in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by this horrible event.
— Pirates (@Pirates) October 27, 2018
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) October 27, 2018
Prayers Up for Pittsburgh ??
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) October 27, 2018
Deeply saddened to hear the news of the shooting in Pittsburgh this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected. Stay strong Pittsburgh.
— Justin Schultz (@6Schultz6) October 27, 2018
— Terrell Edmunds (@rell_island6) October 27, 2018
Statement from Steelers President Art Rooney II. pic.twitter.com/GFwFISshZd
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 28, 2018