Munich (Reuters) - Sporty, it goes for Rickey Paulding in these days, therefore, with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg in Munich at the master tournament of the Basketball League as well as possible cut off.
After the opening defeat against ratiopharm Ulm Oldenburg this Wednesday (16.30/Magenta sports) in lower Saxony duel with the BG Göttingen already under pressure. But of course, the 37-year-old Americans, his thoughts are just too much in the home, where, after the death of the African-American George Floyd, as a result of a brutal police operation since the days of against the discrimination of Blacks and racism will be demonstrated.
"police violence is something that relates to Black for a long time. We all grew up with it. It has supplanted's somehow, and we have taken almost as normal," said Paulding, in an Interview on "sportschau.de". The Detroit-born basketball player welcomes the protests in his home country. "I'm optimistic. The old, existing System definitely needs to be changed," said Paulding.
Also, many athletes have the protests now everywhere in the world. In the football League for several teams at the weekend knelt in front of the Play, in order to set a sign against racism. "I found the gesture correctly. I think it's a peaceful kind of protest," said Paulding about the gesture that made the Football-professional Colin Kaepernick famous. "We see all of us as Americans, regardless of skin color, however, there is definitely a black and a white America."
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