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