- Thierry Henry was in disbelief that incidents like that of the late George Floyd were still happening in 2020
- The former Arsenal striker called on immediate reforms saying "enough is enough"
- Henry currently manages Montreal Impact which plays in the American top tier league MLS
While many athletes simply took to social media with the Tuesday Black Out hashtag, Henry, the current manager of MLS side Montreal Impact, decided to speak some powerful words through his platform.
In a lengthy message, Henry called for solid changes in a powerful message that was shared by thousands on Wednesday, June 3.
"We do urgently need change, we demand change and most importantly, we deserve change. Make it happen, now. Enough is enough. Why is this still happening in 2020? Why do the same racists applaud any ethnic minorities who plays for the team they support but abuse the same minorities on the street?” he wrote.
There have been protests in Minnesota where George Floyd hailed from and several other states have joined to campaign against racial profiling.
While Henry was not necessarily in line with the violent protests and looting, the Arsenal legend was wary of the fact that some of the actions were as a result of people being pushed.
"Why should the people be punished who have the same struggles turmoil and racial abuse? The people who have worked their entire lives to feed their families and then have the fruits of the labour destroyed in protests against the issue they are suffering themselves? This is not the answer," he added.
Notably, Henry accompanied the message with a photo of himself wearing a ‘Public Enemy’ hoodie.
Public Enemy was a famous hip hop group known for composing and rapping about sensitive issues including racial segregation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Michael Jordan has joined a number of sports stars who frowned at the death of African-American George Floyd.
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.
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