Double tennis grand slam winner Naomi Osaka joined the athletes ’front, which condemns U.S. police violence. An unarmed dark-skinned man died in Minneapolis police proceedings on Monday, and Osaka took a stand over the weekend on his Instagram account.
He shared a picture of the demonstration that erupted in Minnesota and confirmed his message with a few sentences.
“Just because it doesn’t happen to you doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen at all,” Osaka, a child of a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, began.
- It is amusing that people who want to wear chains, hatch hip-hop in the gym and speak slang are now suddenly completely silent, Osaka whipped.
Osaka is a former number one on the world tennis list, and financial magazine Forbes said this week she is the most deserving female athlete. His annual income was reported at 34.3 million euros.
Rising tennis star Coco Gauff reacted to Osaka’s Instagram release and had made his own verdict as early as Friday on social media. In the video, he referred to a group of unarmed dark-skinned Americans who have died in recent years pending for the authorities.
- Am I next? African-American Gauff asked in his publication.
Gauff, 16, took a big step towards the top last year when he advanced to Wimbledon for the fourth round and defeated his idol Venus Williams, for example.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, rose to the center of police violence after dark-skinned George Floyd died Monday. Police officer Derek Chauvin pressed Floyd on his knee from the neck to the ground for several minutes.
Chauvin is charged with, among other things, the death penalty. Demonstrations around the country have become violent.
Several U.S. sports stars have taken a stand on Floyd’s death. Three-time basketball NBA champion LeBron James highlighted the protest launched by American football NFL star Colin Kaepernick in 2016, which Kaepernick began by kneeling during the national anthem.
Kaepernick lowered his second knee to the ground and thus took a stand on the treatment of the dark-skinned.
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Weston McKennie, Schalke's midfielder for football in the German Bundesliga, wore a "Justice for George" armband in Saturday's game, which Schalke lost to Werder Bremen 0-1.
- It feels good to be able to use this to draw attention to a problem that has been going on for too long, 21-year-old McKennie tweeted.
Schalken Weston McKennie wore a "Justice for George" armband in Saturday's match.
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