Jadon Sancho celebrates goal by revealing ‘Justice for George Floyd’ undershirt in Dortmund win

Jadon Sancho celebrates goal by revealing Justice for George Floyd

The win over the last Bundesliga club kept Dortmund’s title hopes, but it was Sancho’s performance and his personal protest against Floyd’s death that were the main topic of discussion.

Dortmund led 1-0 by Thorgan Hazard when Sancho clinched his first goal since the restart of the Bundesliga, quickly taking off his team jersey to reveal the message, earning him a yellow card from the referee.

Teammate Achraf Hakimi also pulled up his shirt to display a jersey with the same words after scoring Dortmund’s fourth goal.

They joined other Bundesliga stars to protest the death of Floyd, 46, who died in Minneapolis during an arrest by a police officer, who knocked him to the ground for several minutes while kneeling on his neck .

Earlier on Sunday, French striker Marcus Thuram scored twice in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 4-1 victory over Union Berlin and kneeled to pay tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Schalke’s midfielder Weston McKennie wore an armband with the words “Justice for George” on Saturday when his team lost at home to Werder Bremen.

Sancho, 20, is one of the best properties in world football, bringing his total to 17 goals and 16 assists for the season with his first senior hat-trick.

Dortmund were held 0-0 at half time, but Hazard’s goal broke dead before Sancho started the match with Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer also on the scoresheet.

The win leaves Dortmund seven points behind the leader of Bayern Munich, 5-0 against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday, with five games left, but a timely victory after losing “ Der Klassiker ” to Bayern midweek.

Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 4-1 victory propelled them to third position and the Champions League.

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