Question by  nineloc9 (70)

Why do football players wear the black arm?


Answer by  rtraf (21)

Many black arm bands or sleeves are sometimes referred to as compression sleeves. These sleeves fit snuggly on the arm. Their purpose is to prevent tendonitis within the elbow while allowing movement of the arm. Also, the black arm bands aid the quarterback to better see the receivers arms.


Answer by  Melanie (51)

According to the new york times the arm bands are nothing more than the current fashion trend with the purpose of showing off there upper arm definition. It has no medical benefit or performance benefit to it at all. So in conclusion it's just for looks. There is no important reason that the football players wear these.


Answer by  worker3059 (35)

The black arm is worn as a symbol to show that they are mourning, in memory of someone who has either recently passed or whos anniversary of death occurs around the time that the game the players are involved in are being played. Normally the only armband on display would be the captains armband.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Usually in memory of a player who passed away, and this is a symbol of their respect for the player.


Answer by  sonicfoundation (2597)

The primary reason is to protect their arms from turf and grass burns. In addition, it can help them grip the ball when they are carrying it for better traction.


Answer by  jeffdugan5 (26)

A black arm sleeve is sometimes worn by football players to prevent sweat from making the ball carriers arm slick so that it it easier for him to hold onto the football.


Answer by  jaynew (19)

football players wear black arm bands in respect of someone or an event that has happend, e.g when george vivian foe died.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Football players, along with many other athletes in pro sports, wear black arm bands when they are paying tribute to somebody who recently passed away. This has been going on for years.


Answer by  Ethan26 (27)

Football players where the black arm for one of two reasons. Either they have an injury on the elbow or they have an inappropriate tattoo


Answer by  Sharyq1 (63)

Black bands are worn by football players as a fashion trend, to show off the arm muscles and nothing more. These bands do not hold any sort of medical value and do not help the players in anyway whatsoever.

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