Schalke 04: Weston McKennie shows solidarity with the late George Floyd (USA/Minnesota) | football

The Schalke professional football player Weston McKennie expressed with a bracelet of solidarity to the late George Floyd. The Fans praise him for his Statement

Schalke 04: Weston McKennie shows solidarity with the late George Floyd (USA/Minnesota) | football

The Schalke professional football player Weston McKennie expressed with a bracelet of solidarity to the late George Floyd. The Fans praise him for his Statement.

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.

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

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.

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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Date Of Update: 31 May 2020, 09:33

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