Achraf Hakimi, Jadon Sancho display “Justice for George Floyd” T-shirts after scoring

Achraf Hakimi, Jadon Sancho display “Justice for George Floyd” T-shirts after scoring

Borussia Dortmund stars Achraf Hakimi and Jadon Sancho called for justice for George Floyd after both players scored in Sunday’s Bundesliga game against Paderbon.

Sancho netted a sensational hat-trick, while Hakimi was also on the scoresheet as Dortmund romped to a 6-1 win over the league’s bottom side.

While the win was emphatic, it was the manner in which both players celebrated their goals that made the headlines.

After putting Dortmund 2-0 up in the 57th minute, Sancho took off his jersey, with the message “justice for George Floyd” displayed on his under shirt.

Although the England international was shown a yellow card for removing his shirt, it did not deter Hakimi from repeating the move.

The Moroccan full-back also paid tribute by displaying the “justice for George Floyd” message after scoring.

George Floyd died last Monday after a police officer handcuffed him to the ground and pressed his knee on his (Floyd’s) neck for almost eight minutes.

A video of the incident showed the victim telling the officer that he was struggling to breathe, but the policeman would have none of that.

The 46-year-old was left suffocated and passed out, before subsequently dying at a hospital in Minnesota.

Floyd’s murder sparked mass protests in various cities in the United States, with the protests turning violent on Thursday and throughout the weekend.

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