Marcus Rashford joins Sancho, others to demand justice for George Floyd's death

Marcus Rashford joins Sancho, others to demand justice for George Floyd's death

- Marcus Rashford has joined the 'Black Lives Matter' campaign

- The Manchester United forward expressed his displeasure towards the event that led to the death of George Floyd last week

- Rashford joins Sancho, Thuram, Hakimi and others to demand justice for the death of the 46-year-old America

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has joined the campaign demanding justice for the murder of George Floyd in the United States.

The 46-year-old American was gruesomely killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck for minutes until the deceased lost his breath.

However, Floyd's death has sparked up rage among black people leading to civil unrest across the country as they chant 'black lives matter' all around.

Rashford's national team colleague Jadon Sancho paid homage to the late American after celebrating his first goal against Paderborn with the inscription 'Justice for George Floyd' on his vest.

Now the Red Devils star has now shown he is in full support of the Black Lives Matter campaign through his official Twitter account.

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He said: "I know you guys haven't heard from me in a few days. "I've been trying to process what is going on in the world.

"At a time where I've been asking people to come together, work together and be united, we appear to be more divided than ever.

"People are hurting and we need answers. Black lives matter. Black culture matters. Black communities matter. We matter."

Dortmund star Sancho who scored his first senior hat trick in his side's 6-1 win over Paderborn over the weekend described it as a "bittersweet moment". He was booked for removing his playing jersey to reveal his message.

The former Man City star after the game expressed himself through his Twitter account saying: "First professional hat trick. A bittersweet moment personally as there are more important things going on in the world today that we must address and help make a change.

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"We have to come together as one & fight for justice. We are stronger together! #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd."

Also, Marcus Thuram who plays for Borussia Monchengladbach took to his knee after scoring against Union Berlin on Sunday.

His manager Marco Rose was proud of the 22-year-old's action, saying: "Marcus has made the point. He has set an example against racism that we all support."

Sancho's team-mate, Achraf Hakimi also showed solidarity after celebrating his 84th-minute goal demanding justice for the murdered black American.

American midfielder Weston McKennie also made a statement during Saturday's round of matches, with the Schalke star writing "Justice for George" on his captain's armband.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho has joined the campaign against the murder of black American man George Floyd.

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

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.

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