George Floyd’s tragic death in the hands of police has caused an uproar in the United States of America. Protests have erupted in different states in the US calling for action against police brutality and racism.
In the German Bundesliga which resumed two weeks ago after being suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, some stars joined in the push for justice by showing their support for the protests against police brutality and racism.
Jadon Sancho, who scored a hat trick in the game against Paderborn, celebrated his goal by removing his shirt to reveal the message on his undershirt which read “Justice For George Floyd”. He got a yellow card for removing his shirt.
Other Bundesliga players who joined in the push against racism include his Borissia Dortmund team mate Achraf Hakimi who celebrated his own goal similarly by lifting his shirt to show the message “Justice for George Floyd” after scoring in the 84th minute.
American Weston McKennie who plays for Schalke wrote “Justice for George” on his Caprain’s arm band in the game aagainst Werder Bremen on Saturday.
George Floyd is the latest victim of police brutality in the United States after Breonna Taylor was also killed by police in Louisville. Recently, Another black man, Ahmaud Arbery was killed by Gregory and Travis McMichaels while jogging in Georgia.