Anthony Modeste claims he celebrated his goal in honour of George Floyd

Anthony Modeste claims he celebrated his goal in honour of George Floyd

- Anthony Modeste paid tribute to late George Floyd during Cologne's Bundesliga match with RB Leipzig

- The French striker demonstrated an unusual goal celebration to show his displeasure on how blacks are being treated

- Dortmund's Jadon Sancho and Moenchengaldbach's Marcus Thuram also celebrated their respective goals to honour Floyd

Anthony Modeste has joined all host of sports celebrities to honour George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis recently.

The Cologne striker found the back of the net in their 4-2 loss to RB Leipzig in a Bundesliga game on Monday night.

And the French star displayed a saddening celebration by paying tribute to the late Floyd in an unusual celebration.

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The former Blackburn Rovers striker turned the palm of his hand to the camera while keeping his other hand turned the other way.

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It is understood the 32-year-old's message was to support 'Black Lives Matters anti-racism movement sweeping across America.

All hell was let loose after a video clip showing white officer Derek Chauvin forcefully kept his knee on Floyd's back for nine minutes on suspicion of using a fake $20 bill.

Floyd's death caught global attention leading to violent protests and looting in the state of Minneapolis.

Dortmund's Jadon Sancho and Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram are among the footballers that demonstrated their displeasure during their respective Bundesliga games over the weekend.

Other sports celebrities including tennis stars Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka, Dina Asher-Smith and Lewis Hamilton also spoke out about Floyd's death.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Michael Jordan has joined a number of sports stars who frowned at the death of African-American George Floyd.

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The Chicago Bulls legend says he is "deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry" after the recent death of Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

"I see and feel everyone's pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of colour in our country.

"We have had enough. I don't have the answers but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others. We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy, never turn our backs on senseless brutality."

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