Weston McKennie: 'We have to stand up for what we believe in'

One of the few African-American pro athletes who resumed playing following the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Weston McKennie displayed his support for George Floyd -- the handcuffed black man who died in police custody in Minnesota after pleading that he could not breathe -- wearing an armband with the message "Justice for George" during his German club Schalke 04's match on Saturday.

After the match -- a 1-0 loss to Werder Bremen that extended its winless streak to 11 Bundesliga games -- Schalke 04's U.S. account tweeted an image of the midfielder wearing the armband with the #JusticeForGeorge hashtag.



McKennie and other U.S. pro players took to social media to speak out against ongoing racism and injustice in the United States.






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