Georoge Floyd death: Bundesliga considers sanctioning footballers who paid tribute and called for justice for African-American citizen International

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Updated on 06/01/2020 at 17:17

The death of George Floyd It was a fact that shocked the entire world. After the death of the African-American citizen became official, many sports personalities raised their voices of protest from their different stands.

As was the case with some footballers who played the last date of the Bundesliga. Weston McKennie (FC Schalke 04), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi (both Borussia Dortmund) had different gestures of solidarity with George Floyd, who died this past Friday at the hands of the police in the United States.

After the day ended, the German Football Federation (DFB) ruled on it. First, Fritz Keller, president of that institution, did it: “I have great respect for the players who have an attitude and show their solidarity, I wish them such mature players, I am proud of them.”

Then he added, “From a moral point of view, I can absolutely understand the actions of the past weekend. What happened in the United States cannot leave anyone indifferent. If people are discriminated against because of the color of their skin, it is unbearable. If they die from the color of their skin, I am deeply shocked. ”

Although he made it clear that this type of demonstration goes against the tournament regulations. “Political communications and / or other communications about the equipment are not allowed under any circumstances”Keller finished.


However, Rainer Koch, vice-president of the DFB, affirmed that despite the conjuncture in which these protests took place, according to the regulation these attitudes could carry some type of sanction.

“In accordance with DFB statutes, the oversight committee is tasked with overseeing compliance with DFB statutes and regulations and verifying the facts in the event of violations. These reviews also aim to determine whether the game and the Field are the right place for these actions. Internationally, the immediate phase of the game should remain free of political declarations and messages of any kind. The focus should be on sporting competition and fair standing, before and after the whistle, of course, there are possibilities for appropriate actions. It remains to be seen whether there will be sanctions in the current cases. “.

For his part, Anton Nachreiner, president of the control committee, announced that the events and their possible consequences will be investigated in the coming days.


Hakimi Achraf marked and paid tribute to George Floyd. (Getty / YouTube)



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