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Portraits and messages in tribute to George Floyd, May 30, 2020 in Mexico City [COURTESY]

European football champion and very likely next England champion Liverpool on Monday expressed solidarity with protesters demanding justice in the death of George Floyd in the United States, kneeling on the ground in the Anfield Road central roundabout.

“Unity is strength. #BlackLivesMatter (” The life of blacks counts “, slogan of the American anti-racist movement),” tweeted Reds central defender Dejan Lovren over a photo of the team. in a circle in the central circle of their stadium.

He was then imitated by his teammates Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk or Trent Alexander Arnold and his message was relayed by the club’s official account whose motto is “You’ll never walk alone”, you will never walk alone.

The knee-down pose was popularized by NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who has become a spokesperson for protests in the United States against police violence, especially against minorities of color.

Earlier, it was Manchester United international striker Marcus Rashford who posted a message lamenting that “at a time when I call people to unite (…) we appear more divided than ever “.

“People are suffering and people are waiting for answers,” said 22-year-old Manchester United striker, also mentioning Ahmaud Arbery, shot dead while father and son were shot on February 23 in Brunswick, Georgia. and Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical worker, killed at her home by police in Kentucky in March.

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