Bundesliga players pay respects to George Floyd


Bundesliga players pay respects to George Floyd

The United States has been ravaged by protests for the murder of George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer after he was arrested, giving rise to a nationwide rebellion against the lack of equality.


Several Bundesliga players have opted convey their views on the matter, fighting for the #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter movements.


Schalke's Weston McKennie wore an armband that stated 'Justice for George Floyd' during their match against Werder Bremen on Saturday. McKennie comes from the US, and so such an act would have definitely influenced him greatly.

Bundesliga players pay respects to George Floyd

Jadon Sancho started for the first time since the Bundesliga restarted on Sunday, and he played magnificently, scoring a hat-trick against relegation-threatened Paderborn. After scoring, Sancho unveiled a shirt that said 'Justice for George Floyd', and for doing so, the referee had to unwillingly give him a yellow card.

Bundesliga players pay respects to George Floyd

The most striking images however come from Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram. Thuram scored twice in Gladbach's 4-1 win over Union Berlin, and after scoring his first, he went down on one knee, to show his fight against racism. This led to one of the most iconic photos of the Bundesliga weekend.

Bundesliga players pay respects to George Floyd

However, it would be no surprise if the players are fined for their actions, seeing as the Bundesliga does not allow politics in football. Still an indicative statement, and well done to all of the players.