The former French star and current Impact Montreal coach Thierry Henry knelt for 8 minutes and 46 seconds Thursday, the start of his team's match against the New England Revolution in the American Football League, in support of the move (the life of the blacks is important) in tribute to the black American citizen George Floyd, who was killed by a white policeman In Minneapolis last May.
"I don't know what we're going to be allowed to support the case (the lives of blacks are important). There is what I want to do, but keep it for myself," said Henry, whose team lost the 0-0 match.
This period of time became a symbol of police violence, after a policeman knelt on the neck of an ailing Floyd before his death, while investigators estimated the actual time to be 7 minutes and 46 seconds.
Henry, the former Arsenal star and Barcelona, the former Spanish, wrote a letter in his account on the Instagram website in early June, calling for change to end injustice and racist violence.
The American League resumed its activities on Wednesday after stopping in March, after only two phases since the start of the new season, due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus.