Borussia Dortmund players have showed their solidarity with winger Jadon Sancho and support the Black Lives Matter movement in training on Thursday, MySportDab reports.
Jadon Sancho was one of the first footballers to protest against the death of George Floyd, who died after a white cop knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes in Minneapolis.
The England international removed his jersey to display a a message which read: ‘Justice for George Floyd’ after his first goal against Paderborn on Sunday.
Sancho’s Dortmund team-mate, Achraf Hakimi, also showed the message after scoring and now the whole Borussia Dortmund squad have showed their support in the fight against racism.
On Thursday, the Bundesliga club shared a photo of their first-team players taking a knee while spread around the middle circle at their training Centre.
Borussia Dortmund wrote on Twitter:
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) June 4, 2020
Sancho received a yellow card for taking off his shirt during his goal celebration on Sunday.
However, the German Football Association have now confirmed that all Bundesliga players are free to campaign against racism without fear of being punished.
Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram took a knee after his goal against Union Berlin on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie wore a band with Floyd’s name for Schalke’s game against Werder Bremen.
George Floyd’s death has caused widespread protests across the United States and other countries around the world in the fight against racism.