Following the killing of George Floyd, players, football clubs have all paid their respects, while also showing their support for the Black lives matter movement.
Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in Minnesota after a white police officer knelt on his neck while he was pinned to the ground.
The event which was captured on camera saw Floyd saying ‘I can’t breathe’, but the white officer ignored his help cry.
According to reports, the white police officer named Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes, and only let go when the paramedics arrived. Although he was rushed to the hospital, Floyd gave up the ghost as soon they arrived.
Following the announcement of his death, people took to the streeks across Minnesota to protest against racial killings of black people by US law enforcement officers.
Floyd’s death is the latest in a long list of police brutality against black Americans in the United States. The protests which have now spread across the country has garnered a lot of support worldwide with people airing their support for Black Lives matter movement.
Football stars and clubs are not left out with the likes of Wilfred Ndidi, Chelsea and Liverpool all throwing their support behind the movement.
Ndidi took to his Instagram page by posting an empty black page with the caption; black lives matter.
Also, Liverpool and Chelsea players took a knee at their respective training grounds to show their support for the movement.
The entire squad knelt in Anfield's centre circle ahead of today's training session in a powerful show of support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
— Liverpool FC (Premier League Champions 🏆) (@LFC) June 1, 2020
Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho paid respect to Floyd by unveiling a shirt with the caption; ‘Justice for George Floyd’ after scoring on Sunday.
Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger and Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster are among a host of other players that paid their tributes and support to the movement.