Head coach of London “Arsenal” Mikel Arteta along with the players took a knee in memory of the dead in the USA the African-American George Floyd. Photo posted on the club Twitter.
The players took to the field for the Emirates stadium in t-shirts with slogans against racism. Photos accompanied by the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, which is used by protesters.
Earlier, the Russian Olympic champion in gymnastics Karolina Sevastyanova speculate about the riots in the US because of the death of Floyd. She said that the situation degenerated into chaos. The gymnast also stated that he does not understand what kind of harassment they say African Americans. “Among them a huge number of rich, powerful and famous people. Already the President was African American!” she said.
Floyd was arrested on may 25 near the grocery store. The police put him on the pavement, one of them pushed the detainee with his knee on the neck. Soon the prisoner died from strangulation. After that, dozens of U.S. cities covered the protest.
Video, photo All from Russia.