Jadon Sancho faces punishment after displaying justice for George Floyd in Sunday's win

Jadon Sancho faces punishment after displaying justice for George Floyd in Sunday's win

- Jadon Sancho is among a number of Bundesliga players who showed solidarity for the late George Floyd

- Sancho ripped his jersey to reveal a 'Justice for George Floyd' message after scoring against Paderborn

- The powerful gesture earned him a yellow card during the clash but he could be sanctioned further

Bundesliga committee is probing political statements made by football stars in the German league in the wake of the tragic murder of George Floyd.

Jadon Sancho is among the footballers who are facing sanction from the league for his protests on Sunday, May 31, during Borussia Dortmund's clash against Paderborn.

While celebrating his first goal of the match, Sancho ripped his jersey to reveal a 'Justice for George Floyd' shirt as he paid tribute to the late American.

His teammate Achrav Hakimi displayed a similar message after he also got his name on the score sheet as Dortmund won 6-1.

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Justice for George Floyd: Jadon Sancho faces punishment for displaying powerful message

Jadon Sancho netted a hat-trick as he guided Dortmund to a 6-1 win over Paderborn. Photo: Getty Images.
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The pair's epic celebration came just hours after Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram went down on one knee in solidarity with the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

The three players' gestures earned the praise and administration from a number of fans who underscored their class in the celebrations.

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However, the gestures could well land them in trouble, with Daily Mail reporting the DFB control committee has confirmed they will be looking into the protests which could see the players face retrospective punishments.

Should they be found guilty of breaking Bundesliga rules, the players could be fined or suspended altogether.

Under law 4 of FIFA's Laws of the Game, players are prohibited from revealing undergarments that show political, religious, personal slogans, statements, or even images.

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A number of sporting stars across the world have shown solidarity for Floyd who tragically died in the hands of the police in Minneapolis.

His death sparked anger and outrage, with protests erupting across the US calling for justice for Floyd.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League giants Chelsea have joined the sporting world in demanding justice for the late George Floyd.

The 46-year-old died tragically in the hands of a police officer late last month in Minneapolis.

His death sparked global outrage, with a number of protesters taking to the streets in the US in support of 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

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