For Sunday night’s game between his New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers, the wide receiver wore a pair of custom Nike cleats by sneaker customizer Kickasso. Kickasso shared a photo on Instagram of the cleats, which have sketches of Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder on each shoe in black and white, topped off with a red glitter sole. Kickasso captioned the photo, “Ray Charles to the bulls**t,” referencing a line from Lil Wayne’s song “Maybe She Will.”
Beckham has been swept up in some drama in recent weeks thanks to a series of unsportsmanlike conduct calls. He was fined $24,309 for taunting the Minnesota Vikings’ Xavier Rhodes in an Oct. 3 game, and he even knocked over the kicking net on the sideline after getting frustrated with the Washington Redskins’ Josh Norman during a Sept. 25 game.
During warmups for the game against the Packers on Sunday, Beckham wore a pair of cleats also customized by Kickasso depicting anime character Majin Buu. At some point during the game, he changed into a pair of red, blue and silver Nike cleats.
Last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown wore a pair of cleats that paid homage to the late golf legend Arnold Palmer. This weekend, the Dallas Cowboys wore pink cleats to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.