The protests over the death of George Floyd in the united States we have been around the world, and the football elite has taken up the cause. After various pronouncements of players in the NBA and the NFL, a young talent of the Bundesliga it has become viral pay homage to the late african-american. This was Marcus Thuram, son of the great Lilian Thuram, in the encounter between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Union Berlin.
The case of George Floyd has triggered a huge discontent at the global level. The african-american died after the brutal treatment of the Minneapolis police during his arrest. The pictures of the abusive treatment of a police officer have caused a real scandal, and the protests in the united States have been strong. Politicians, celebrities, and athletes have echoed what happened.
So far, had been few pronouncements on the case of abuse by police against the black community outside of the united States. However, the Date 29 of the Bundesliga has left a powerful post that went viral in a matter of minutes. The author was Marcus Thuram, young star of Borussia Mönchengladbach. The italo-French scored the second goal of the game, and gave a great message with your celebration.
.@MarcusThuram after his first goal today.
— Borussia (@borussia_es) May 31, 2020
The attacker, then marking the goal, brought his knee to the ground in signal of protest against racism. This gesture has become popular after Colin Kaepernick, former player of the NFL to do so during the national anthem of the united States in 2016. After his constant gesture of contempt for the police abuse during the anthem, this ended his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, and no team wanted to hire.
In this way, the Bundesliga is made to listen to in the case of George Floyd. In the united States, in addition to the standard-bearer of the racial struggle, Kaepernick, have expressed different legends of the sport. Among the athletes most important that have joined the cause are Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Alex Morgan, among others. Now, european football has joined the protest.