The Nigeria international has voiced out his support for the Black Lives Matter movement sweeping across US cities, following the death of American George Floyd
Kenneth Omeruo has expressed his sadness at the tragic event that led to the loss of life of 46-year-old Floyd while hoping that the resulting protests will bring about a much-needed change.
Floyd died on May 25 after a white police officer, who has since been charged with his murder, held him down by pressing a knee into his neck.
The video images of his killing have sparked demonstrations in hundreds of US cities against police brutality and racism.
It has been the most widespread unrest in the United States since 1968 when cities went up in flames over the slaying of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi earlier joined the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Newcastle players in showing support for the movement.
Omeruo, sickened by the bizarre tragedy, has now joined his compatriot in calling for a change to how blacks are treated, not just in America but worldwide.
“I hope that this time, yes, that this time something will change,” LaVanguardia quotes the former Chelsea defender.
“This problem has been maintained for too long. It is so sad to see how someone can be killed in full daylight by the people who are supposed to protect you.
“It is very sad. I am glad that now everyone can see it, not only the black people who come out to protest. The whites also protest.
It is positive. I hope that this time something will change.”