WWE news: Kofi Kingston and Big E take a knee to show support for Black Lives Matter movement

WWE stars Big E and Kofi Kingston take a knee

Sports stars across the world have been showing their support for the Black Lives Matter moment. 

Many are using their platforms to spread awareness of racial injustice, while others are donating money to causes that fight the issues. 

On Friday night, WWE stars Big E and Kofi Kingston showed their support for the movement, by taking a knee in the middle of the ring. 

Ahead of their match with Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura, the SmackDown tag team champions dropped to a knee and raised their fists in the air. 

Both men were also wearing black armbands with the names of Shukri Abdi, Breonna Taylor and Tamla Horsford.

You can see images below: 

Big E and Kingston took a knee on SmackDown Kingston and Big E wore black armbands on SmackDown

Big E and Kingston aren't the only WWE stars to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Last week, John Cena donated $1 million to the charity and posted a short statement about 'change' on social media.  

"Change is never easy because it takes us admitting that our efforts and methods may be flawed to a point of severe distortion," he tweeted.

"Be brave and open-minded in these moments. Welcome ideas and limit excuses. Change is uncomfortable but can yield much more joy for all in the long run."  

Cena donated $1m to BLM movement

A number of other big WWE names have contributed to the cause, while the company itself released a statement supporting Black Lives Matter in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.

"WWE supports an inclusive society and condemns racial injustice," it read.

"We stand behind our Black performers, employees and fans around the world, and encourage everyone to use their voice to speak out against racism. 

Big E and Kingston sent a powerful message on SmackDown

"We offer our sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd and the families of countless others who have lost their lives due to senseless violence." 

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