Schalke Midfielder Weston McKennie Wears 'Justice for George' Armband To Remember George Floyd
Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie wore a 'Justice For George' armband in his side's Bundesliga game on Saturday in memory of George Floyd.
McKennie wore the armband against Werder Bremen in tribute to Floyd, an American black man who died while in police custody despite pleading to officers that he could not breathe.
McKennie is an American himself and has represented the United States national team 19 times.
Fans picked up on the armband during the game and the 21-year-old received huge praise on social media for sharing the message.
Weston McKennie with a "Justice for George" armband pic.twitter.com/qAXlAXJHF1
- Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) May 30, 2020
:flag_us: #USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie has been wearing his own personalized armband when playing for Schalke today which reads "Justice for George" #S04 #Bundesliga #JusticeForGeorge #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/iW9nFp2jf1
- Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) May 30, 2020
Weston McKennie wearing a "Justice for George" armband today in support of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody, sparking protests across the USA. A significant gesture, one #USMNT supporters should be proud to see from the young midfielder. pic.twitter.com/pEU8Aht1vK
- Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) May 30, 2020
@s04_en midfielder Weston McKennie @WMckennie wears an arm band in support of the late #GeorgeFloyd during a #Bundesliga match against @werderbremen_en #BundesligaIsBack #MinnesotaProtests #USMNT pic.twitter.com/EAB6OVXVSQ
- Sulaiman Folarin (@sulaiman4real) May 30, 2020
Weston McKennie rocking the #JusticeForGeorge arm band in the game today. #respect :fist:
- Preston (@PWill17) May 30, 2020
Props to Schalke's Weston McKennie wearing a "Justice For George" armband in today's game. pic.twitter.com/L4NiIIMz42
- Yousef Teclab (@TeclabYousef) May 30, 2020
FC Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie wears an armband saying #JusticeForGeorge after the unfair murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Sure his team have been on a bad run, this is a win in terms of respect:100: pic.twitter.com/46UIIAysFZ
- frozen wrists:gem: (@thegrandjefe) May 30, 2020
Schalke and USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie wore a "Justice for George" armband today in their match against Werder Bremen. Never forget that sports and politics will always intertwine, but a great sign of solidarity and message sent to the world. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/IHqHmux3ts
- Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) May 30, 2020
Floyd's death has sparked mass protests across the United States over the last number of days.
Derek Chauvin, the officer seen lying on Floyd's neck while he was in custody, has been arrested and charged with third degree murder and manslaughter.
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