Ben Simmons Writes 'Egg Boy' on Sneakers for Kid Who Broke Egg on Senator

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 20, 2019

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Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons wrote "Egg Boy" on his sneakers in honor of 17-year-old William Connolly, who smashed an egg on Australian Senator Fraser Anning's head during a conversation with reporters on Saturday.

Tom Steinfort of the Today Show tweeted a picture of Simmons' shoes during the 76ers' game at the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday.

Tom Steinfort @tomsteinfort

Ben Simmons giving a shout out to Egg Boy on court for the 76ers tonight (via @pjsteinfort) https://t.co/zPJMEZ7zwn

Anning made controversial remarks following the Christchurch terror attack, which left 50 people dead after shootings at two New Zealand mosques last Friday.

Simmons, who is from Australia, isn't the only person to support Connolly. Isabella Kwai of the New York Times reported that money raised for the 17-year-old will be used to help Christchurch victims. A mural showcasing the moment has also been painted.

As for Simmons, this isn't the first time he's been outspoken regarding an issue. He expressed support for the March for our Lives protests and spoke out against President Donald Trump.