The players took a knee before the match


The famous English club, supported the campaign Black Lives Matter.

The players of Arsenal and their coach Mikel Arteta, a total of 30 people, before a friendly match with the “Brentford” (2:3) supported the campaign of the Black Lives Matter (“black Lives matter”) against racism. The players wore black t-shirts with anti-racist slogans and knelt to pay homage to the memory of George Floyd, reports the with reference for Today.

On the shirts of the players of Arsenal were inscriptions that read: “black Lives matter”, “I can’t breathe”, “Silence is violence”, “I’m not black, but I’m with you”, “We for change”, “My skin is not a crime”.

We will remind, in the USA and other countries for several weeks, held mass protests against racism and police brutality that began after the death of the African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis. The man died as a result of the actions of the white police that during detention a few minutes, pressed a knee on his neck.