Tennis, boxing, football players support anti-murder demonstrators

This 1 June 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Racket down, hands up challenge from tennis players. Tribute to George Floyd

Some popular tennis players like Serena Williams, Gael Monfils, Naomi Osaka, Coco Gauff are showing their sympathy to George Floyd (46) who died after being arrested by police officers including Derek Chauvin outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Chauvin killed George Floyd by kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck while he was pinned to the floor. The players sent the sympathy via social media in the racket down, hands up challenge.

Canadian tennis player Ayan Broomfield and Sierra Leonese American player Frances Tiafoe are in the video.

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

“We want to make a small gesture to raise awareness about the unjust deaths of many African Americans here in this country,” said 22-year-old Broomfield. “This is definitely bigger than tennis and we all need to use our platform to get together regardless of class, gender, race, ethnicity or any other category.”

It is not just tennis, but boxing too.

This 1 June 2020 video says about itself:

Israel Adesanya Emotional Speech & More at George Floyd Protest in New Zealand

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya went to the protests for George Floyd in Auckland, New Zealand yesterday. He gave an emotional speech before the march on all of the terrible things going on and his on experience with dealing with racism.

He also said a few things on the way and later on after the protest too.

It is not just tennis and boxing, but football too.

This tweet by Liverpool football club player Virgil van Dijk shows Virgil and his teammates taking a knee in the Anfield Road stadium in Liverpool, England. This gesture as a protest against police brutality originated with American footballer Colin Kaepernick.

The players of Dutch club PSV did likewise.

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