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Liverpool Players Sends Emotional Message About George Floyd

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Liverpool players took a knee around the centre circle at Anfield in a message of support following the death in police custody of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The picture, featuring 29 Reds players, was posted with the caption “Unity is strength. #BlackLivesMatter“.

Players reportedly requested the picture during training on Monday.

Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford added their voices to worldwide protests against racism

Protests have been held after Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on 25 May after being restrained by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes to pin him down.

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Numerous Liverpool players tweeted the picture of themselves kneeling at Anfield, including defenders Virgil van Dijk,Joe Gomez, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, and midfielders Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner.

Chauvin has since been charged with his murder and sacked.

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In Germany, Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi of Borussia Dortmund, Weston McKennie of Schalke, and Marcus Thuram of Borussia Monchengladbach made on-field protests at the weekend

The four players are being investigated by the German Football Association (DFB) for breaching rules over making political statements on the field of play.

…I have great respect for players who have an attitude and show their solidarity. I wish for such mature players and I am proud of them.

“Morally, I can absolutely understand the actions. What happened in the USA can leave anyone cold.

“When people are discriminated against because of the colour of their skin, this is intolerable. If they die because of their skin colour, then I am deeply shocked. The victims of racism need solidarity from us all.

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“The DFB and German football as a whole, through their broad commitment, show time and again and in many forms, events and facets their clear NO to racism, discrimination and all forms of violence.”

In relation to the investigation, DFB vice-president Rainer Koch said: “The rule is the immediate phase of the game should be kept free of political statements. It remains to be seen whether sanctions are necessary in the cases.”

More players added their voices all over the world as the incident has left everybody.

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