A European soccer player took a knee after scoring a goal on Sunday, and it was likely done to not only honor Colin Kaepernick but what is also going on in the United States with protests over police brutality.
Marcus Thuram, a 22-year-old from France, took a knee after scoring a goal for Borussia Mönchengladbach in a Bundesliga match. It was in 2016 when Colin Kaepernick made waves around the country for taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequalities.
Just this week, protests have kicked off in numerous cities around the country following the police killing of George Floyd.
Former United States midfielder Stu Holden praised Thuram’s move on Twitter.
“After scoring a goal today in the Bundesliga- Frenchman, Marcus Thuram, took a knee on the field. A symbolic and powerful reminder racism is a global issue as well as domestic. We must be better – actions speak louder than words,” he wrote.
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