*Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine. The bout lasted only one minute into the first round. Ali is the only man ever to win the world heavyweight boxing championship three times. He also won a gold medal in the light-heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome as a member of the U.S. Olympic boxing team. In 1964 he dropped the name Cassius Clay and adopted the Muslim name Muhammad Ali. (AP Photo/John Rooney) *
Last night, the world lost an icon when legendary boxer Muhammad Ali passed away at age 74. Ali was one of the most impactful athletes of all time, a person not afraid to speak his mind on anything. He was nicknamed "The Greatest" for not only being exceptional in the ring, but for his ability to inspire change in others, his refusal to ever stand down from his beliefs, and his confidence that "impossible is nothing."
Countless people have been inspired by Ali's actions and words, and many Raiders are among those people. When the news of The People's Champion's passing broke, numerous wearers of the Silver and Black took to social media to honor him. Here are some of their messages: