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Category: George Floyd

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How MMA fighter Donald Williams helped achieve justice for George Floyd

The 33-year-old was an eye witness to a murder than shook America. His testimony – and knowledge of wrestling – proved important at trialWhen Donald Williams II saw the police car, he debated continuing on his way. He’d snuck out of his place on 25 May…

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How MMA fighter Donald Williams helped achieve justice for George Floyd

The 33-year-old was an eye witness to a murder than shook America. His testimony – and knowledge of wrestling – proved important at trialWhen Donald Williams II saw the police car, he debated continuing on his way. He’d snuck out of his place on 25 May…

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‘Way more work to do’: Athletes give cautious welcome to Floyd verdict

White police officer guilty of murder of 46-year-old black manSports world says systemic racism still an issue in the USThe sports world welcomed the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial on Tuesday, while cautioning that there is still work to do a…

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What if police violence was scrutinized as ruthlessly as athletes’ errors?

Meaningful change would be holding law enforcement to the same impossible standard that athletes are duty boundThirty-three weeks. That’s how long it had been since the Milwaukee Bucks walked away from a playoff game against the Orlando Magic. That boy…

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Stand or kneel?: How Megan Rapinoe helped US Soccer change its tune

US Soccer has apologized for a 2017 policy that banned kneeling for the anthem. But the issue won’t officially be settled until Saturday, when it’s put to a vote at the annual general meetingIt wasn’t long after the death of George Floyd that the decis…

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Naomi Osaka keeps victims of racial injustice in spotlight with US Open masks

Player wore covering with George Floyd’s name before latest win‘I’m a vessel, in order to spread awareness,’ says title favouriteNaomi Osaka continued to highlight racial injustice in the United States by wearing a mask displaying the name of George Fl…

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Naomi Osaka keeps victims of racial injustice in spotlight with US Open masks

Player wore covering with George Floyd’s name before latest win‘I’m a vessel, in order to spread awareness,’ says title favouriteNaomi Osaka continued to highlight racial injustice in the United States by wearing a mask displaying the name of George Fl…

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Naomi Osaka keeps victims of racial injustice in spotlight with US Open masks

Player wore covering with George Floyd’s name before latest win‘I’m a vessel, in order to spread awareness,’ says title favouriteNaomi Osaka continued to highlight racial injustice in the United States by wearing a mask displaying the name of George Fl…

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Saints’ Drew Brees says reaction to US flag comments was ‘crushing’

Saints QB says his US flag comment was a ‘missed opportunity’Brees says he will stand for flag but respects all forms of protest‘NO KNEELING’: Trump rips Brees for apologizing for remarksNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he will continue t…

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Words aren’t enough. Sports team CEOs must use their influence to effect change | Etan Thomas

Statements of support and solidarity were a good start, but it’s time for the billionaires in control of sports teams to wield their power to bring about tangible change in their communitiesMalcolm X warned us a long time ago to be leery of settling fo…

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The Guardian view on the Premier League and racism: time to take a lead

Raheem Sterling has proposed a rule change that would require each Premier League club to employ at least one ethnic minority coach. His idea should be taken upThe sight of Premier League football teams and match officials taking the knee this week was…

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‘If I lose fans, that’s OK’: Baker Mayfield ‘absolutely’ will kneel during anthem

Cleveland quarterback plans to kneel: ‘If I lose fans, that’s OK’Texans coach Bill O’Brien says he would kneel with players Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests o…

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‘My hero was Tiger Woods’: Rory McIlroy urges tolerance and education in golf

McIlroy wants golf to be more tolerant after George Floyd killingCharles Schwab Challenge starts on Thursday in TexasRory McIlroy hopes golf can play its part in delivering a more multicultural society as it returns to tournament action days after the …

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Colin Kaepernick sacrificed it all for this moment. Now the work begins

Roger Goodell’s reversal ensures kneeling will become just another patriotic thing to do during the anthem, but the mainstreaming of ideas once dismissed as radical is proof Kaepernick’s protest was not in vainFrom the moment Colin Kaepernick first too…

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Watford’s Andre Gray: ‘It’s not just about George Floyd – we are still stereotyped and judged by police here’

In a searing interview, the Watford striker – a keen student of black American history – explores the sad normality of the tragic scenes in Minneapolis and his own experiences of living in a racist worldIt is a simple point but one Andre Gray wants to …

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Watford’s Andre Gray: ‘It’s not just about George Floyd – we are still stereotyped and judged by police here’

In a searing interview, the Watford striker – a keen student of black American history – explores the sad normality of the tragic scenes in Minneapolis and his own experiences of living in a racist worldIt is a simple point but one Andre Gray wants to …

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‘We were wrong’: Goodell admits NFL should have listened to players on protests – video

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell say the league made mistakes in not listening to players in a video on Friday denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread protests over police brutality against black people.’We, the National Football…

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‘We were wrong’: Goodell admits NFL should have listened to players on protests

Goodell apologizes in video but doesn’t mention Kaepernick‘NO KNEELING’: Trump rips Brees for apologizing over protests‘What if I was George Floyd?’: Jaguars march to sheriff’s office NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not …

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Aleksandar Katai cut by LA Galaxy over wife’s ‘racist and violent’ Instagram posts

Serbian released by Galaxy after wife’s racist Instagram postsTea Katai mocked protests related to killing of George FloydAleksandar Katai has been released by the LA Galaxy after a series of alarming social media posts by his wife, Tea.The Galaxy anno…

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‘What if I was George Floyd?’: Jaguars march to sheriff’s office amid NFL outcry

Jaguars march from stadium to sheriff’s office as team in protestNFL’s biggest stars send video to league about racial inequalityThe Jacksonville Jaguars marched from their home stadium to the steps of the local sheriff’s department in protest of inequ…