The world is crestfallen and out of sort as it mourns the gruesome murder of George Perry Floyd. A blackman whose life was taken in Minneapolis, United States by a thoughtless white American police officer, Derek Chauvin.
In a widely circulated video on social media, Derek Chauvin could be seen kneeling on the neck of a helpless George Floyd. Floyd in the video could be heard saying “I can’t breathe” on multiple occasions.
However, Derek Chauvin paid no attention and continued knelling on George’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. George eventually passed out, he was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to death an hour later.
The nature and manner of George Floyd’s death has left most people around the world dejected and infuriated.
The inhumane incident has sparked protest all over the world. Protestors are calling for justice and registering their displeasure for racism.
Kevin-Prince Boateng who was a victim of racial abuse during his days at Milan hasn’t been left out, the midfielder took to Twitter to condemn the incident and also question white players why they don’t publicly support Black players when they are abused.
Boateng has always campaigned against racism, he recently supported Mario Ballotelli after he was racially abused by fans in a game: “6 years later NOTHING has changed but we don’t give up! Let’s keep fighting ALL TOGHETER against racism! #NOTORACISM #prince10 #handmade”.
Kevin is currently playing for Turkish side Besiktas on loan from Fiorentina.