Borussia Dortmund player Jadon Sancho - Lars Baron / AP / SIPA
There will be no sanction against Bundesliga players paying tribute to George Floyd. This was announced on Wednesday by the German football federation (DFB), when voices were raised against possible sanctions to come for the players.
"The federation intends to maintain this decision for the next (championship) days, even in the event of new anti-racist actions following the violent death of George Floyd," announced the DFB. "I expressly welcome the clear-sighted decision of the supervisory board of the DFB and I am very happy with it", welcomed the president of the DFB, Fritz Keller, in a press release, clarifying that "the actions of the players have our respect and our understanding. "
Several players had last weekend paid tribute to this 46-year-old black man, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis (United States) by repeating "I can't breathe", while 'He was kept on the ground under the knee of a white policeman whose colleagues remained passive.
Jadon sancho was given a yellow card
Sunday, the young English Dortmund striker Jadon Sancho (20), as well as the Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi had displayed a T-shirt with the inscription "Justice for George Floyd" after each scoring a goal. The referee then sanctioned the first with a yellow card for removing his jersey, in accordance with the rules, while the Moroccan, who had just lifted it, had escaped.
On the same day, Mönchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram, son of 1998 French world champion Lilian Thuram, knelt down to celebrate a goal.
Death of George Floyd: Tributes of players deserve "applause and not punishment", says Infantino
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