MONCHENGLADBACH (GERMANY) – Marcus Thuram as Weston McKennie.
The players also take to the field to protest the death of George Floyd, killed by a policeman in Minneapolis.
Weston McKennie took the field with a white band tied to his arm with the words " justice for George ".
It is a very felt gesture by McKennie because he plays in Germany in Schalke 04 but is part of the United States National Football Team.
Today a significant gesture was made by Marcus, son of the ex star of Parma and Juventus Lilian Thuram.
After scoring a goal with his Borussia shirt, Thuram knelt dedicating the goal to Floyd.
This exultation was first shown by former American football star Colin Kaepernick.
Beginning in summer 2016, Kaepernick, in the form of a protest against the injustices and oppressions suffered by the black minority in the United States, stopped standing during the U.S. national anthem , which was played and sung at the start of each race in the NFL.
His gesture was adopted by numerous other players, including from other sports, generating controversy and controversy, in which United States President Donald Trump also spoke .
Although, if not especially, because of this gesture Kaepernick was left without a team and was unable to find an engagement anymore.
Kaepernick has gone from being an NFL star to being a free agent for four years (YouTube video).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano