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Soccer players call for 'Justice for George Floyd' in Germany

Jadon Sancho removed his jersey after his first goal to reveal a T-shirt with the handwritten message “Justice for George Floyd” on the front.
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Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his teams second goal of the game with a 'Justice for George Floyd' shirt during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Paderborn 07 and Borussia Dortmund at Benteler Arena in Paderborn, Germany, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (Lars Baron/Pool via AP)

BERLIN, Germany — Four young soccer players in Germany’s Bundesliga addressed the death of George Floyd in the United States with protests against police brutality and calls for justice over the weekend. 

England’s 20-year-old winger Jadon Sancho, 21-year-old Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi and 22-year-old Marcus Thuram made a statement on the field on Sunday, following the example set by Schalke’s American midfielder Weston McKennie the day before. 

Sancho scored his first hat trick in Borussia Dortmund’s 6-1 win at Paderborn, but removed his jersey after his first goal to reveal a T-shirt with the handwritten message “Justice for George Floyd” on the front.

Thuram took a knee after scoring in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 4-1 win over Union Berlin.  

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