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Bundesliga giants show support for #BlackLivesMatter through armbands, T-shirts and a minute silence [PHOTOS]

SPORTS By Robert Abong'o | June 8th 2020
Players of both teams (Dortmund yellow jersey) kneel around the centre circle as a mark of support for the protests after the recent killing of black American George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, before the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC Berlin in Dortmund , Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Lars Baron, Pool via AP)

As the death of George Floyd an unarmed black man in handcuffs, who died in police custody after a white policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes continues to arouse emotion across the globe, teams in the Bundesliga have not been left behind in showing support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

As teams in Germany’s top-flight squared off behind closed doors, several did their best to send a message.

Dortmund players warmed up with T-Shirts branded "no peace, no justice" and "united together" as they prepared to take on Hertha Berlin at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday. Before the match started, all players took a knee together around the centre circle. Dortmund won the match 1-0.

Dortmund players warmed up with T-Shirts branded "no peace, no justice" and "united together"[COURTESY]

League leaders Bayern Munich had it’s players don white T-shirts branded "red against racism", with armbands that read "Black Lives Matter" as they visited Bayer Leverkusen.

Goalkeeper Sven Ulreich of Muenchen wears a shirt with a message reading 'Red against racism #blacklivesmatter' as he warms up before the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Matthias Hangst, Pool via AP)
Robert Lewandowski, center, of Municg scores his team's fourth during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Matthias Hangst, Pool via AP)

Mainz beat shaky Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 at the Commerzbank Arena, with Cameroonian striker Pierre Kunde taking a knee after his goal.

Mainz's Pierre Kunde Malong, right, kneels as he celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal the German Bundesliga soccer match between Eintracht and Mainz, in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (Alexander Hassenstein/Pool Photo via AP)

 

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