Schalke 04, Weston McKennie with armband to protest George Floyd’s death

Gelsenkirchen (GERMANY) – Weston McKennie , an American midfielder who plays in Germany at Schalke 04, has also 'taken the field' to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Floyd was suffocated by a policeman who held him still on the ground.

So today, in the game that his team lost 1-0 at home to Werder Bremen, McKennie played with a white armband with the writing 'Justice for George'.

The photo of the black player of Schalke 04 was then relaunched by many users on Twitter.

McKennie is not the first sportsman to protest George Floyd's death .

In America, many NBA basketball and NFL football stars have done the same through social networks as their leagues are stopped for the coronavirus.

Weston James Earl McKennie was purchased by Schalke 04 in 2017 after he made a name for himself with the United States youth teams.

Schalke 04 was not his first contact with Germany.

The footballer was born in Texas but lived for six to nine years in Kaiserslautern, as his father served in nearby Ramstein Air Base.

Weston McKennie between Schalke 04 and the US National Team.

In the club of Gelsenkirchen he completed his draw in the youth team and then made his debut in the first team.

Weston McKennie played a total of 76 games with Schalke 04 scoring four goals.

McKennie is also a pillar of the United States National Team.

With the United States he played 19 games scoring 6 goals (sources Ansa and Wikipedia).

Source: Blitz Quotidiano

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