The Sport as a political stage - from Black Power to the Justice for George Floyd

the prohibition is clearly correct political Statements is ridiculous - but not the fault of the DFB Numerous athletes moved by the sad fate of George Floy

The Sport as a political stage - from Black Power to the Justice for George Floyd
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  • prohibition is clearly correct political Statements is ridiculous - but not the fault of the DFB

Numerous athletes moved by the sad fate of George Floyd. Whether Weston McKennie, Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi or Marcus Thuram in the Bundesliga, formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, or even Basketball greats such as Stephen Curry and LeBron James - is the name of the world in many actions in the Sport the Motto: "Justice for George Floyd".

FIFA wants the Sanctions drag abolish

According to the world Federation FIFA protests and expressions of solidarity from footballers, according to Floyd's death has no penalties. The sanctioning of players is up to the respective organizers of the competitions, this should not, however, make "common sense" to prevail and the circumstances into account, such as the FIFA announced on Tuesday. SVEN SIMON/ Anke waelisch Miller/ Such scenes are a thing of the past: referee Felix Zwayer calls on Schalke's Weston McKennie to his bandage, he calls for justice for George Floyd to lose weight.

The world governing body have "a full understanding of the deep feelings and Concerns that have brought many a footballer, given the tragic circumstances of the Case, George Floyd to the expression," it said in the Statement further.

before the messages of the Stars of today, there have been similar actions in the past with a similar Message.

Statement from NFL Star Kaepernick

With the demonstrative knee case in the US-anthem of the NFL Football player Colin Kaepernick split at 14. August 2016 the US society. Kaepernick wanted to protest against racism and police violence against Black people in the United States. "I'm not going to stand up and be Proud for a Flag to demonstrate that stands for a country, the Black and other Color suppressed", he said justifying his gesture.

Numerous players joined in the action, what is made in the U.S. for heated discussions, because the knees or Sit when the anthem is considered to be disrespect. For Kaepernick, the action had to follow in 2017, he was released when the San Francisco 49ers, a new Team he has not found yet.

Smith demonstrated for the "Black-Power"movement

The two sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos made at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico city, with its historic gesture for attention. The 200-Meter winner and the Olympic third-stretched at the award ceremony on the Podium with their heads bowed, their fists clad in black gloves in the air. dpa/Anonymous/AP/dpa Tommie Smith (M) and John Carlos demonstrated, in 1968, with their heads bowed for the "Black Power"movement.

you demonstrated for the "Black Power"movement and protested against the discrimination of the African-American population in the United States.

Rapinoe protested against Trump

After winning the world Cup title soccer star Megan Rapinoe at the reception in New York in 2019, used her speech to mobilize against abuses and the policy of the US President Donald Trump.

Since then, she always comes back for the fight against racism, homophobia and for equal rights strong. It harvests the world's a lot of praise, but at home in the United States also criticism from the conservative camp. AFP/SID/JOHANNES EISELE U.S. soccer Star Megan Rapinoe holds after the won the world Cup in 2019, a speech against racism and homophobia.

a Joint team photo

On the 21. June 1998, met the two warring countries, the USA and Iran at the football world Cup together. The feared tensions, instead, both Teams delivered an impressive Demonstration, as the players posed in the spirit of Fifa fair play day together for a team photo, and even flowers and gifts are exchanged.

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Banner against nuclear tests under Chirac

Immediately prior to the international match against Sweden in Gothenburg, the players of the Swiss national team in 1995, unfurled a Banner with the inscription: "Stop it, Chirac". They wanted to demonstrate against the French nuclear test attempt, under the then President Jacques Chirac in the Mururoa Atoll.

"The atom are directed attempts against humanity, the global Protest, we wanted to connect us. We have perceived our role model function as a top footballer," said League professional Alain Sutter.

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Updated Date: 02 June 2020, 16:27

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