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In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Marcelo became the latest footballer to bend a knee

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In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Marcelo became the latest footballer to ‘take a knee’ following his goal in the Real Madrid clash against Eibar on Sunday.

Fights started in the U.S. and spread all over the world after George Floyd ‘s death in Minneapolis, with cop Derek Chauvin being charged with murder afterward.

With Weston McKennie, Jadon Sancho, and Marcos Thuram sending Black Live Matters messages at Bundesliga games, many players have also attempted to communicate their solidarity, and any semblance of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in any event, sending anti-racist messages before games.

After the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Marcelo hit the net 37 minutes into Madrid’s first game back in La Liga and decided to mark his hit by bowing with one clench hand raised in homage to the transfer.

the left-back had recently joined the Violence and Discrimination campaign along with FIFA’s Stop Racism, presenting in a black shirt alongside a total of 40 past and present football stars and Gianluigi Buffon, Rio Ferdinand, Gerard Pique, in a plea to end such scenes.

“It is motivating to see that an increasing number of FIFA Legends and current professional players from various sexual orientations, ethnic and strict backgrounds utilize their platforms to resound FIFA’s messages to their fans around the globe,” FIFA Secretary-General Fatma Samoura said.

“It is motivating to see that an increasing number of FIFA Legends and current professional players from various sexual orientations, ethnic and strict backgrounds utilize their platforms to reverberate FIFA’s messages to their fans around the globe. It’s time to sparkle a late focus on the treatment of black individuals and the many experiences of racism and savagery in their everyday lives,” FIFA Secretary-General Fatma Samoura said.

Prior to the match, team-mate Toni Kroos of Brazil-who got Madrid misguided after only four minutes on Sunday-anticipated the fights would and should overflow into La Liga.

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