Footballers around the world have reunited in the fight against racial abuse and injustice, following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in the US.
George Floyd, 46, was killed in Minneapolis last month by a white police officer who knelt on his neck, suffocating him to death.
The inhumane incident has sparked protest all over the world. Protestors are calling for justice and registering their displeasure against racism. A thoughtless act that is on the rise like a phoenix from the ashes and has become a quotidian practice even in football.
Many footballers have taken to social media to voice their outrage at the incident.
Below are some posts:
The Premier League stands alongside all those who are opposed to discrimination in any form.
There is no room for racism, anywhere.#NoRoomForRacism pic.twitter.com/RvFouJDjqH
— Premier League (@premierleague) June 2, 2020
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) June 2, 2020
Thank you @SkySports for letting me speak up one more ❗️❗️
Let’s speak up! It’s never too late 👊🏾🖤#Everyone #NoToRacism #Culture #Football #Skysports #Interview pic.twitter.com/ZIWqniNlcE
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) June 4, 2020
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 1, 2020
Unity is strength. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/sSu2sarAXa
— Liverpool FC (at 🏠) (@LFC) June 1, 2020
Racism and discrimination have no place in f̶o̶o̶t̶b̶a̶l̶l̶ 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞. #BlackLivesMatter #BlackOutTuesday pic.twitter.com/xeWYBAsneO
— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 2, 2020
Together is how we move forward, together is how we make a change 👊🏿 #BLACK_LIVES_MATTERS pic.twitter.com/7OJUWqTLQZ
— T I K U S 🦍 (@MarcusThuram) May 31, 2020
Whatever our nationality. Whatever our race. We’re all on the same team. pic.twitter.com/RbkcJKDDP9
— England (@England) June 2, 2020
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) June 3, 2020
Simple… ✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/HsGkGP7VMW
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) June 1, 2020
Enough is enough. Humanity comes first! We are with you. pic.twitter.com/REQd6VkOEe
— Kasper Schmeichel (@kschmeichel1) June 3, 2020
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During the past few days I have thought a lot about how to express my feelings about what happened in Minneapolis. I felt anger, pity, hatred, indignation, pain, sadness. Sadness for George and for all black people who suffer from racism EVERY DAY! Whether in football, at work, at school, ANYWHERE! This has to stop, once and for all! Not tomorrow or the next day, it has to end TODAY! Violent acts of racism can no longer be tolerated. I can’t tolerate I won’t tolerate WE WON’T TOLERATE Racism is ignorance LOVE is intelligence STOP the silence STOP racism #NoToRacismWeAllOne #JusticeForFloyd #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter
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I know you guys haven’t heard from me in a few days. I’ve been trying to process what is going on in the world. At a time I’ve been asking people to come together, work together and be united, we appear to me more divided than ever. People are hurting and people need answers. Black lives matter. Black culture matters. Black communities matter. We matter. #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaudarbery #justiceforbreonnataylor