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

The sports world welcomed the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial on Tuesday, while cautioning that there is still work to do addressing systemic racism in the United States.

Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd, who was black, after kneeling on the 46-year-old’s neck for more than nine minutes in May last year.

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