The protests against the cold-blooded murder of George Floyd has made its way into the Bundesliga with a “Justice for George” armband spotted on Schalke’s Weston McKennie during the ongoing match against Werder Bremen.
The American defensive midfielder showed his support calling for justice against the police officer involved in the incident in Minneapolis.
Weston McKennie with a “Justice for George” armband pic.twitter.com/qAXlAXJHF1— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) May 30, 2020
The game played behind closed doors comes amid the violent protests that have engulfed his homeland with protestors gathering in various parts of the country.
Various sportspersons including the likes of LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Hector Bellerin among many others have been very vocal on social media against the incident with the calls for justice getting louder as each day passes.
On the other hand, Schalke’s terrible form showed no signs of a change as the club’s winless run extended to 11 games with the 0-1 loss to Bremen at home.
McKennie was subbed off after 55 minutes with the team trailing and the player already on a yellow card.