Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:
A powerful gesture in the Bundesliga [German professional football competition] on Sunday by Marcus Thuram. The attacker of Borussia Mönchengladbach scored and, in protest against police brutality against black Americans, knelt afterwards. In doing so, Thuram expressed his support for the fierce demonstrations currently going on in the USA after the death of George Floyd.
Colin Kaepernick introduced the gesture in 2016 during the United States national anthem as a quarterback in the American football NFL. President Donald Trump later labelled that action as a disrespect for the American flag.
Two goals by Thuram
Thuram – the son of 142-time French international Lilian Thuram – knelt after he scored 2-0 for Gladbach at home in an empty stadium [because of the coronavirus pandemic] just before half-time against 1. FC Union Berlin.
His team won the game 4-1, with the 22-year-old Frenchman also scoring the third Gladbach goal.