From Michael Jordan to Lewis Hamilton, are several athletes who have spoken out about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Jordan was one of the most emphatic that in this century no longer can occur with cases of racism in the world.
From Michael Jordan to LeBron James, included the sixfold world champion of Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton and the tennis player Serena Williamsthere are several athletes that has joined the chorus of voices who speak out against racism and police brutality in the united States, which has led to five consecutive nights of protests in that country.
Jordan, who won six NBA championships in the 1990s, issued a statement in support of the protesters.
“I am with those who are denouncing racism and violence rooted towards the people of color in our country. We have already had enough,” said Jordan, now owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the pilot Lewis Hamilton, sixfold world champion of Formula 1, he denounced the silence of the great athletes of a discipline dominated by whites. “Remain silent in the face of injustice. “No one moves a finger in my industry. I am one of the few people of color and that’s why, sometimes, I feel alone”, he added.
Williams, a 23-times champion of tournaments of the Grand Slam, he wrote that he could not find the words to say or express how sad it feels. “We are black people, and we shouldn’t have to feel that way in our country.”
Let us remember that the rage unleashed in the united States after the death of George Floyd, an african american man of 46 years, at the hands of a Minneapolis police, sparked riots accompanied by looting and fire in that city in the north of the country.
The sport unites against racism and police brutality in the united States