Kimmich urge Bayern Munich to join protest

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Kimmich urge Bayern Munich to join George Floyd protest. Bayern Munich are considering a joint protest over the death of George Floyd in the United State, with Joshua Kimmich keen for players to use their platform to help others.

George Floyd died in Minneapolis last week in a police custody after an officer knelt on his neck while he lay handcuffed on the ground, sparking demonstrations and riots over racism and police brutality across the United States and over the world.

Joshua Kimmich said Bayern Munich have discussed the possibility of protesting together when they face Bayer Leverkusen in their next game at the weekend.

"As a football player you have a big power in this world. My opinion is we should feel this responsibility and say something like Sancho did," Kimmich said.

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"It's good that it's not just one player. Maybe it is also an option to say something as a team. We are one world, one club, one football team. It doesn't matter if you are black or white.

"We as footballers, like with Sancho, have a lot of power to reach other people, to be role models and to say something.

"What we say to people outside gives us a big chance to make a statement. We discussed it and maybe we can do something. We maybe have to do something because we cannot give something like this a place."

Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, recently stressed that Bundesliga players who showed solidarity with George Floyd deserve "applause, not punishment".

Kimmich urge Bayern Munich to join George Floyd protest

"For the avoidance of doubt, in a FIFA competition the recent demonstrations of players in Bundesliga matches would deserve an applause and not a punishment," he said in a statement.

"We all must say no to racism and any form of discrimination. We all must say no to violence. Any form of violence."

Some Premier League clubs have also joined the protest for an end to racism, with Chelsea, Liverpool, and Newcastle have posted on social media images of players kneeling to show solidarity with the movement.



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