Jadon Sancho celebrates goal by revealing ‘Justice for George Floyd’ undershirts in Dortmund win

FC Schalke 04's German goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel walks with a face mask at the club's training grounds during a training session in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on May 14, 2020. - Players arriving in several sparsely-populated team buses, substitutes wearing masks and goal celebrations limited to elbow bumps -- when German football returns to the pitch this weekend, it will have to follow a draconian set of guidelines. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

The victory over the Bundesliga sub club kept Dortmund’s fine championship hopes alive, but it was Sancho’s personal protest at the death of Floyd, which proved the performance and mainstream.

When Sancho scored his first goal since the Bundesliga restart, Dortmund took the lead 1-0 in Thorgan Hazard and soon the team scored his shirt and won the yellow card from the referee.

His teammate Achraf Judge also lifted his shirt to display a undershirt with the same words after receiving Dortmund’s fourth goal.

He joined other Bundesliga stars protesting the death of 46-year-old Floyd, who died in Minneapolis during the arrest of a police officer, kneeling around his neck and fixing it to the ground for a few minutes.

Early Sunday, French striker Marcus Thuram scored twice in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 4-1 win against Union Berlin, and kneeling with a tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Saturday, he saw Schalke’s US midfielder Weston McKennie making an armband with the words “Justice for George” during his home defeat to Werder Bremen.

20-year-old Sancho is one of the hottest properties in world football and fights 17 goals and 16 assists for the season with his first big hat-trick.

Dortmund was 0-0 in the first half, but Hazard’s goal was at a dead end before Sancho put the match on the table with Judge and Marcel Schmelzer.

The win still left Dortmund with seven points from leader Bayern Munich, with Fortuna Düsseldorf winning five matches on Saturday, but won victory in the middle week after losing ‘Der Klassiker’ to Bayern.

Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 4-1 victory placed them in third and Champions League positions.

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