DFB does not want to punish footballers for protesting racism - page 1

The German Football Association will not punish football professionals who have publicly protested racism in the Bundesliga. This was decided by the DFB control committee.

Over the weekend, professionals in games in the Bundesliga had promoted the death of George Floyd, who died last week as a result of a brutal police operation in Minneapolis. Weston McKennie from Schalke 04 showed outrage and sympathy on an armband, Mönchengladbach's Marcus Thuram symbolically fell to his knees, Dortmund's Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi demanded "Justice for George Floyd" on T-shirts Justice for George Floyd.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino had previously said he would not punish the Bundesliga professionals who protested after Schalke's Weston McKennie after the death of African American George Floyd. "To avoid doubt: in a FIFA competition, the latest demonstrations by players in the Bundesliga would deserve applause and not a punishment," said the 50-year-old chief of the World Football Association. "We all have to say no to racism and all forms of discrimination. We all have to say no to violence. All forms of violence." 

According to the statutes of the German Football Association, such actions are prohibited. And so the DFB initially announced that the control committee would deal with it.