Following more protests in US cities against the death of George Floyd, there are signs that the protests have extended beyond the US. In Germany’s Bundeliga, French striker Marcus Thuram reportedly took a knee after scoring for Borussia Mönchengladbach against Union Berlin, in what is believed to be a nod to Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who in 2016 started kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice in the United States.
“He [Thuram] cut to the chase,” said the Borussia Mönchengladbach manager, Marco Rose, after the match. “He took a stand against racism, one that we wholeheartedly support.”
Marcus Thuram is said to be the son of the World-Cup winner Lilian, who has become one of the most eloquent and powerful voices to speak out against racism in football.