Football: Marcus Thuram’s tribute to George Floyd

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It is a celebration that his father Lilian, very invested in questions of racism, undoubtedly appreciated. Marcus Thuram (22), Borussia Mönchengladbach striker, wanted to pay tribute this Sunday afternoon to George Floyd, the 46-year-old American black man killed by a police officer this week in Minneapolis. After scoring his team’s second goal against Union Berlin (41st), he knelt down, tilting his head down. This knee on the ground referred to the way the American policeman arrested George Floyd, causing his death by suffocation.

In great shape since the resumption of the Bundesliga, Thuram then signed a double (4-1), bringing to four his total goals in the last three games. Aged 22, the athletic striker (1.92 m) was trained in Sochaux and then revealed himself in Guingamp. He signed last summer in Germany where he has had a good season.

Her father, Lilian Thuram, has always been involved in the fight against discrimination. He created a foundation in his name. “We are not born racist, we become one,” he repeats. This truth is the cornerstone of the Education Against Racism foundation. On social networks, messages in homage to George Floyd have multiplied. On Saturday, Kylian Mbappé also wanted to support the movement to demand that justice be done on this case. The PSG striker posted a message with the simple hashtag #JusticeForGeorge.


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