ALL players should take a knee in protest against the death of George Floyd, an American black man who died in Minneapolis after a white policeman knelt on his neck, anti-discrimination body Kick It Out chairman Sanjay Bhandari said on Monday (1).
Floyd‘s death on May 25 has sparked unrest across the US and the imposition of curfews in dozens of cities, with sports professionals also lending their voices in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
‘Taking a knee’ has become a popular mark of protests across the world. Even police officers in Miami resorted to the gesture to make peace with protesters.
— ❤️ Dr. Allison Berkowitz ❤️ (@SocialWorkItOut) May 31, 2020
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Thuram led protests in the Bundesliga, with the latter taking a knee in a goal celebration over the weekend — akin to quarterback Colin Kaepernick who knelt at NFL games to protest against racial injustice.
Kaepernick’s legendary photo was juxtaposed with an image of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin fatally kneeling on Floyd’s neck.