People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has a simple request for from legendary quarterback Joe Namath.
It was announced earlier this week that a 1970s mink from “Broadway Joe’s” flashy collection would be auctioned up for sale, with the highest bid currently at just less than 10,000.
“Presented here is one of Namath’s personal mink coats, the first we have encountered, which originates from his attorney James C. Walsh. An exotic tiger striped mink, it has his initials “JWN ” embroidered in the interior, while a “Fur Couture Beverly Hills” tag is in the interior chest. In addition, the offering includes a 1969 signed issue of Esquire magazine, and a signed white panel Wilson Football,” the product description reads.
PETA sent a letter to Namath this week asking that he consider donating the coat to the organization that has previously donated similar items “to displaced refugees in Afghanistan and Syria, where they offer warmth and comfort to those with the only excuse to wear fur, and to homeless shelters in the U.S.”
“While nothing can bring back the minks who were killed for Joe Namath’s coat, it could still give some much-needed warmth to those in desperate need,” PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said in a statement, per Fox News. “PETA is encouraging the NFL legend to score a touchdown for kindness by donating these minks’ remains instead of trying to squeeze a few more dollars out of them.”
Namath nor his reps have responded, but it’s unlikely they will take on PETA’s offer.
WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.