“Football is a sport which encourages tolerance, inclusion, and justice,” Report says, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin told Associated Press.
“These are the same values being espoused by those showing solidarity to George Floyd. If a player in our competitions were to display a message or act symbolically to ask for equality for human beings, the circumstances around the event should be taken into account in line with UEFA’s zero-tolerance against racism.”
Notably, George Floyd, 46, died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Footage of the arrest on 25 May shows a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck while he pinned to the floor.
Riots broke out in Minneapolis and many other cities after the death of Minneapolis, African-American man George Floyd in police custody. Floyd, in the video, says several times that he can’t breathe, then goes quiet. He died in intensive care. Four police officers were fired after the riots began, and one of them was charged with negligent homicide.
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