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Monday, 1 June 2020

Bundesliga players sends message in support of George Floyd


In support of the protest going on in the United States after  George Floyd was killed by a policeman Derek Chauvin last week, some Bundesliga players have now sent a message calling for Justice for the black man.

Though some of these players might be punished by the German FA for revealing a political message during games, however, they took the risk as they feel they can use their platform to send more support.

Below are some of the players:

Jadon Sancho: The Borussia Dortmund man scored his first career hat-trick and celebrate by displaying a message on his shirt which reads 'Justice for George Floyd.'


After the game, Sancho also wrote a message on his Instagram account.

'Solid performance from the team.'

'Delighted to get my first career hat-trick, a bittersweet moment personally as there are more important things going on in the world today that we must address and help make a change.'

'We shouldn't fear speaking out for what's right, we have to come together as one & fight for justice.'

'We are stronger together! #Justice for GeorgeFloyd'

Weston Mckennie: The Schalke O4 player also wear an armband which reads 'Justice for George Floyd' in his side game against Werder Bremen on Saturday.


He also wrote a message on Instagram after the game. 'To be able to use my platform to bring attention to a problem that has been going on too long feels good!!! We have to stand up for what we believe in and I believe that it is time that we are heard! #justiceforgeorgefloyd #saynotoracism

Mochengladbach star Marcus Thuram takes a knee to send his message.


Jadon Sancho teammate Achraf Hakimi also revealed his own message which reads 'Justice for George Floyd' after scoring Dortmund fourth goal of the game.



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