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Jadon Sancho not to be punished over anti-racism stand

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Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and three others will not be punished over their stand on anti-racism and support in the ongoing riots following the death of George Floyd.

Sancho displayed a written t-shirt with the words justice for George Floyd during their 6-1 win against Union Berlin.

Achraf Hakimi who plays along Sancho also displayed the same words as Weston McKennie of Shalke donned an arm band and so was Marcus Thuram who did the one leg kneel during their respective matches.

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German Football Association, DFB issued a statement saying they will not subject the players to a disciplinary committee.

DFB said they will infact issue a statement in line to the brutal murder of the African American on May 25th.

In a normal football setup, the four players would have face disciplinary action from FIFA who against the display of political statements.

FIFA issued a statement supporting the players saying their acts were of solidarity and should be applauded rather than facing punishment.

Fritz Keller, DFB President thanked all players who have followed the laid guidelines that are against political statements but what the four players had done was totally understable.

The news as many more people turned out in the U.S protesting the death of George Floyd forcing the Trump administration to impose curfews.

Over 30 states have now taken to the streets, defying curfew measures imposed and even engaging police in running battles.

Several celebrating protested the death promising to send home President Donald Trump come the coming election.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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