Jadon Sancho celebrated his first goal for Borussia Dortmund against Paderborn on Sunday by removing his shirt to reveal a t-shirt with ‘Justice for George Floyd’ written on it.
Floyd died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The American was pinned to the ground by a police officer, who knelt on Floyd’s knee for nearly nine minutes. He was heard saying he couldn’t breath before tragically passing away.
Floyd’s death has led to widespread protests across the United States and the world.
And we’ve seen players honouring Floyd during the Bundesliga over the weekend.
On Saturday, Schalke’s Weston McKennie wore a ‘Justice for George’ armband against Werder Bremen.
Then on Sunday, Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram took a knee after scoring against Union Berlin and his act was followed by Sancho‘s on Sunday.
Earlier in the day, Monchengladbach’s Thuram took a knee as part of the demonstrations against racism.
Monchengladbach’s coach, Marco Rose, later praised the 22-year-old and said he “set an example”.
“Marcus has made the point. He has set an example against racism that we all support,” Rose told reporters, per Goal.
It’s great to see. These players have huge platforms and are using them to send an extremely important message.
Sancho went on to score a hat-trick as Dortmund cruised to a 6-1 win against Paderborn.
The win leaves Dortmund seven points behind Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga table.
Tueday’s defeat to Bayern looks extremely costly in the title race for Lucien Favre’s side but they will continue to hope that the league leaders slip up in their final five games.
- Weston McKennie wears ‘Justice for George’ armband
- Jadon Sancho shows off his new tattoos
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