Schalke’s Weston McKennie wears ‘Justice for George Floyd’ armband

  • Midfielder tweets: ‘We have to stand up for what we believe in’
  • Floyd’s death at hands of Minneapolis police prompts protests

The Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie took to the pitch for Saturday’s Bundesliga game with Werder Bremen wearing an armband reading “Justice for George”, the African-American whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police has led to protests across the United States.

After the match McKennie tweeted: “To be able to use my platform to bring attention to a problem that has been going on to long feels good!!! We have to stand up for what we believe in and I believe that it is time that we are heard! #justiceforgeorgefloyd #saynotoracism.”

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