The Schalke professional football player Weston McKennie expressed with a bracelet of solidarity to the late George Floyd. Now, the DFB investigates against him.professional football players show on the pitch again and again statement to political or social issues - so now Weston McKennie . The professional of Schalke 04 expressed with a armband his solidarity with George Floyd . After Floyd's death, there were in the United States and a worldwide outcry against police violence against Black people in the United States.
Update from 31. May, 16.27 at: Weston McKennie expressed his compassion for George Floyd and sent to a political Statement against racism . In the case of him likely to speak the least people. However, the DFB remains in its Association requirements: loyal.
Political message are on the German football pitches taboo. Therefore, a punishment for the Wearing of the bracelet with the inscription "Justice for George" . The confirmed Anton Nachreiner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the DFB, the German press Agency. " The audit Committee of the DFB, will take over the next few days of this matter and the facts of the case will consider it, " he stated.
Schalke 04: Weston McKennie sets characters against racism - to the DFB an eye?
Actual consequences do not need to draw the test, however. The German football Association is finally, self-against-racism and do not need to pronounce the penalty is mandatory.
almost similar case it was already six years ago. Anthony Ujah, at the time, player 1. FC Cologne showed in Shirt with the inscription "I can't breathe" . A solidarity statement to Eric Garner , at the time, in a similar kind of American police officers killed as well George Floyd .
the key words against racism expressed by the DFB in this case, an eye to . Ujah is a admonition and reminder to the existing ban. Another dealing with McKennie would be an ugly Signal.
The American footballer Weston McKennie at Schalke 04's wearing a solidarity ribbon for the murdered George Floyd on the upper arm: "Justice for George". Strong and important Statement. #S04SVW #Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/nUevyvu3Vk— Robert Claus (@RobertClaus13) May 30, 2020
Schalke-professional shows political Statement in a Bundesliga game - Even the New York Times reported
first message from 31. In may, 10.00 am: Gelsenkirchen - Schalke Weston McKennie takes share: The professional soccer player has shown in the Bundesliga* Ghost game* against Werder Bremen (0:1) its support for the US in a brutal police use of deceased George Floyd . The 21-Year-old wore on Saturday in the Veltins-Arena* on the left upper arm, a bandage with the words "Justice for George" (justice for George). McKennie posted a photo on his official Twitter Account, and sided it with the Hashtag #JusticeforGeorge.
Schalke 04: Weston McKennie for action
To be able To use my platform to bring attention to a problem that has been going on to long feels good!!! praise We have to stand up for what we believe in and I believe that it is time that we are heard! #justiceforgeorgefloyd #saynotoracism pic.twitter.com/TRB1AGm0Qx— Weston McKennie (@WMckennie) May 30, 2020
On the evening of the League*explained professional via Twitter his Motivation behind the action. "To be able to my platform, to make attention to a Problem that has existed for a long time, feels good!", he wrote. the "must We stand for what we believe in, and I believe that it is time that we will be heard!" McKennie was born in the United States. After the death of the African-American Floyd in Minneapolis also many of US had protested-Stars.+ Schalke 04 - Werder Bremen: Weston McKennie (R.) wears a bracelet with the Statement.©dpa / Bernd Thissen
Schalke 04: Weston McKennie gets positive reactions - "It is important to stand up and fight"
His Fans on Twitter to praise McKennie for the action: "I thought it would be a captain's armband and was proud of you. Now that I know what it really was, I'm still a proud“ , writes a Folllower.
I watched the game and thought it was a captain's band and was proud of you. Now I see what it really was and am prouder still.— Brendan Cartwright (@Brendanukkah) May 30, 2020
Itself from competing Fan-Store McKennie receives support. the "I want to congratulate you as a Dortmund Fan, to this action" , as a Twitter user. "I was happy to see this today. It is important to stand up and fight. Racism is not an Option for this world. Stay strong, my friend. Without color the world would be boring.“
The action has also been taken up international media . The New York Times and the English "the Guardian reported, for example," about that.
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