Schalke 04-captain Weston McKennie has made headlines, after he is in Saturday's Bundesligakamp against Werder Bremen had a special message on her anførerbind.
Here protested the american against the violent situation in the UNITED states, where 46-year-old George Floyd Monday died, after a police officer had been sitting with his knees on Floyd's neck in connection with an arrest.
the Death occurred in Minneapolis, and it has subsequently gotten people to react violently.
It was also too much for Schalke-profile, who could not keep the frustration back. He therefore chose to use anførerbindet to bring a form of protest.
On the arm was McKennies message clearly. Here stood the following:
'Justice for George,' which in English is equivalent to 'justice for George'. At the same time he spends on Twitter hashtagget 'say no to rascism,' why you can't be in doubt that the Schalke star directly lashing out at people who put others of racism.
to be able to use my platform to bring attention to a problem that has been going on to long feels good!!! We have to stand up for what we believe in and I believe that it is time that we are heard! #justiceforgeorgefloyd #saynotoracism pic.twitter.com/TRB1AGm0Qx— Weston McKennie (@WMckennie) May 30, 2020
Here end the 21-year-old Schalke player's frustrations, however, far from it. After the fight he went to the keys and expressed his clear position on the serious situation in the UNITED states.
'It feels so good to use my platform to give attention to a problem that has existed for too long. We need to raise us up, for we believe, and I think that it is time that we are heard,' writes Schalke-the captain, on his Twitter profile.
And maybe you can understand Weston McKennies great frustrations, when you look at the situation in the UNITED states. Last is it all escalated in the country, with violent demonstrations and riots in 30 cities, which you can read more about here.
Weston McKennie exhibits here his frustrations over the match referee, as he was not completely satisfied with. Photo: Bernd Thissen/Ritzau Scanpix
This is even despite the fact that coronapandemien is not yet over, but it is the people of the UNITED states apparently don't care.
Back in the sitting Weston McKennie in Germany, where he naturally reside due to its important role in the German team. He therefore can only show his frustrations via the social media, which he quickly availed himself of.
Weston McKennie is just 21 years old. Yet he has already played 71 matches in the German Bundesliga, while he also contributed with three goals and four assists.
He has also already scored his debut on the u.s. national team, where he until now can write 19 fights on his cv and, in addition, six goals.
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