Edited By Tarun Vats | Agencies | Updated: 01 Jun 2020, 03:19:00 PM IST
Four young footballers from Germany's Bundesliga made a statement demanding justice in protest against the death of black man 'George Floyd' in the US and the killing of other black people at the hands of the police. 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho, 21-year-old right-back Ashraf Hakimi of Morocco and 22-year-old Marcus Thuram made statements on the field on Sunday.
Earlier, Schalke's American midfielder Weston McKenney protested. When Sancho, who scored a hat-trick against Borussia Dortmund, landed the jersey after the first goal, his t-shirt was handwritten – “Justice for George Floyd.”
On Twitter he wrote, “The first professional hattrick. Sour sweet experience because more important things are happening in the world. We have to put our opinion on them. Everyone has to fight for justice together. '
Black man Floyd died in Minneapolis last week. A video showed that the white police officer held his neck with his knee, causing difficulty in breathing and he died.
Protests have continued throughout the world following Floyd's death. Thurum staged a symbolic protest on the field after scoring the goal, while McKenney had a bandaged arm that read “Justice for George.”