Marcus Thuran: Bundesliga star pays tribute to late George Floyd

Marcus Thuran: Bundesliga star pays tribute to late George Floyd

- Marcus Thuran has joined other sporting stars in showing solidarity for George Floyd

- Floyd tragically died in the hands of the police in Minneapolis, sparking anger globally

- Thuran was involved in a powerful moment as he celebrated his goal by taking a knee

Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram joined other stars to pay tribute to late George Floyd, an American man who died in the hands of the police.

The moving moment came after Thuran found the back of the net in the first half of his side's Bundesliga meeting against Union Berlin.

In his celebration, the French striker knelt down to his knees and blew his head in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter initiative.

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His gesture came amid widespread protests across the US demanding for justice over the death of Floyd.

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Floyd had a knee pressed on his neck by a police officer while being detained in Minneapolis last Monday, May 25.

The middle-aged man eventually succumbed and died on the scene eliciting anger and outrage globally.

Derek Chauvin, a police officer responsible for Floyd's death has since been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree crime.

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Monchengladbach would later tweet a picture capturing the powerful moment with the caption: "No explanation needed."

Thuran is the son of former French star and Wolrd Cup winner Lillian Thuram, a renowned anti-racist crusader. earlier reported that Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho has joined the protest for the murder of black American man George Floyd.

The Englishman lent his voice to the growing list of athletes standing in solidarity for protection against 'black lives'.

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Sancho scored three times against Paderborn in their Bundesliga clash on Sunday and the Manchester United target dedicated his first of the three to late 46-year-old murdered in Minneapolis earlier this month.

Sporting stars have united in demanding justice for late George Floyd who died in the hands of the police in Minneapolis.

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