Thuram jr. Bundesliga goal and kneels for Floyd – Football


Also in the Bundesliga there is a protest over the death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis. After US midfielder Weston McKennie, of Schalke 04, played with a ‘justice for George’ armband today Marcus Thuram, 22 year old Frenchman from Borussia Moenchengladbach and son of the ’98 world champion, Lilian, he knelt on the ground with his head lowered after the second of his two goals scored at Union Berlin in 4-1 of his team. The gesture recalls the protest of the American football player, Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016 knelt in the US anthem in protest against the violence suffered by African Americans, and was then followed by many famous athletes of the main US sports.

Protest over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis is rampant across the world. After Thuram jr. of Borussia Moenchengladbach, who knelt ‘at the Kaepernick’ after scoring at Union Berlin, the players of the other Borussia, that of Dortmund, also made their voices heard. In fact, both Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi, after scoring in their team’s 5-1 at Paderborn, showed the undershirt with the words “Justice for George Floyd”. Achraf also made the gesture of the handcuffs.


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