Sport bracelet for George Floyd: McKennie sends a message

23:50  30 may  2020
23:50  30 may  2020 Source:   sueddeutsche.de

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Weston McKennie im Spiel gegen Werder Bremen. © dpa Weston McKennie in the game against Werder Bremen.

After the death of African American George Floyd in a police operation, protests escalate in the United States. Schalke player Weston McKennie shows his solidarity in the game against Werder with a bracelet.

McKennie sends a message

The Schalke Bundesliga professional Weston McKennie explained his bracelet message in the game against Werder Bremen (0: 1). "I want to use my platform to raise awareness of an issue that has been around for a long time," tweeted the international on Saturday night, "we have to stand up for what we believe in, and I think it's time for that we will be heard. "

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To be able to use my platform to bring attention to a problem that has been going on to 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 pic.twitter.com/TRB1AGm0Qx

- Weston McKennie (@WMckennie) May 30, 2020

McKennie had a handwritten message "Justice for George" on a black ribbon to her death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis last Monday. The latter had been killed by police violence and triggered serious riots in the United States.

Floyd had died in a police operation in Minneapolis after a white policeman pushed his knee back for several minutes. A video of the incident caused horror worldwide. The policeman was arrested on Friday, kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes during the brutal operation. He is accused of homicide and negligent homicide.

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© Provided by Sofoot A verbal shot in the Smith & Weston way. After wearing an armband in tribute to George Floyd against Werder Bremen on May 30 , the American midfielder Schalke Weston McKennie returned to the anti-racist demonstrations that are currently shaking the United States, in the pages of Bild .

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