- Mario Balotelli is upset over the way George Floyd died in police custody
- Protesters are calling for justice for late Floyd who had a knee pressed into his neck till he died
- Balotelli has released a photo of himself performing the Black Power pose claiming that a monkey is smarter than a racist
Italian striker Mario Balotelli has released a photo of himself performing the Black Power pose supporting the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States.
Hundreds of thousands have thronged the U.S. streets to condemn the death of George Floyd who died in the hands of policemen in Minneapolis.
The protesters are calling for justice for late Floyd who had a knee pressed into his neck for more than eight minutes while being detained by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, and eventually died in Minneapolis on Monday, May 29.
Several sporting personalities have condemned the tragic situation as many decried racism as responsible for the action.
Alongside the Black Power pose, Balotelli wrote on his Instagram page: "#saynotoracism #blackpower #restinpeacebrother #GEORGEFLOYD."
The 29-year-old also uploaded a post onto his Instagram story which read: 'I have nothing against monkeys because I'm totally sure a monkey is smarter than a racist.'
Lazio were fined £17,000 as punishment for fans targeting striker Balotelli with racist chants back in January.
The pontiff, who spoke at the General Audience, also called for calm, saying violence is self-destructive and self-defeating, Vatican News reports.
It was gathered that the pontiff said nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost. Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the soul of Floyd and others who have died as a result of racism.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has said he has had a share of injustice in the United States where he said he was charged for a crime he did not commit.
The man identified as Mac Eze said he was arrested and handcuffed by police, charged to court but he was able to prove his case.
Speaking with Legit TV, he said despite what he faced in the United States, he prefers the North American country to Nigeria.
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