The cry for justice for George Floyd has extended overseas.
Weston McKennie, an American soccer player for Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga, wore a “Justice for George” armband during the team’s match on Saturday.
“To be able to use my platform to bring attention to a problem that has been going on to long feels good!!!,” McKennie’s post-match tweet reads. “We have to stand up for what we believe in and I believe that it is time that we are heard! #justiceforgeorgefloyd #saynotoracism”
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The team’s U.S. Twitter account posted in support of McKennie, as well.
Other members of Twitter noticed McKennie’s gesture.
Meanwhile in black Americans playing professionally in Germany. Weston McKennie rocking a “Justice for George” armband against Werder Bremen today. A return to sports is a return to politics, folks. You wanted it and here it is. https://t.co/qwLqqrZcjz
— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) May 30, 2020
— Larry Henry Jr (@lhenry019) May 30, 2020
The 21-year-old Washington-born midfielder has 19 appearances for the United States Men’s National Team and has been a member of FC Schalke since 2017. Kylian Mbappé, a French-born soccer player, also joined the Justice for George cry for support on Saturday:
Schalke fell 1-0 to Werder Bremen on Saturday and has lost four-straight matches since the Bundesliga returned on May 16.
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