After the extremely disturbing death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which is in the United States of America, footballers across the world got behind the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The death of the black man has garnered plenty of attention towards racist police brutality, and footballers who are highly influential on all social media platforms should use their position to spread awareness.
In the latest round of Bundesliga games, players from different clubs paid their respects towards George Floyd. The players included Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi of Borussia Dortmund, Western McKennie of Schalke, and Marcus Thuram of Borussia Monchengladbach.
Soon enough clubs from around Europe started paying respects in unity with pictures of their players in training taking a knee. Liverpool was the first club to do so, and soon enough the movement reached Germany. Borussia Dortmund stars have been pictured taking a knee in the shape of a heart in their training ground.
The tweet by the Borussia Dortmund social media team, read, “We, Borussia Dortmund, fully support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We do not accept racism of any kind and will continue to work to make the world a better and more tolerant place. #BorussiaVerbindet”
We, Borussia Dortmund, fully support the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) June 4, 2020
This post by Borussia Dortmund is incredibly supportive, as it shows the club’s dedication towards making the world and the footballing community a better place.