Jadon Sancho booked for revealing ‘Justice for George Floyd’ message after Dortmund goal

Jadon Sancho was cautioned for unveiling a message about George Floyd (Picture: BT)

Dortmund superstar Jadon Sancho was given a yellow card for revealing a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ message in his side’s game against Paderborn.

The England winger doubled Dortmund’s lead on the hour mark when he tapped home from close range to score his 15th goal of the season.

The 20-year-old removed his jersey during his goal celebration to reveal a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ message on his undershirt.

Floyd died after a police officer kneeled on his neck following his arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, has been charged with third-degree murder after videos emerged of the 44-year-old persisting with the kneeling after Mr Floyd pleaded: ‘I can’t breathe’.

Floyd’s death has sparked protests around the globe and a string of high-profile athletes have weighed in, including LeBron James, Serena Williams, Kylian Mbappe and Anthony Joshua.

Sancho has become the latest to do so with his message but the winger was sadly cautioned for his actions afterwards.

Bundesliga rules stipulate that the removal of jerseys during goal celebrations should be met with a yellow card, while all political messages are banned.

Protests in London (Credits: EPA)
Floyd’s death has sparked protests across the world (Picture: EFA)
A man kneels in front of police in London, UK (Credits: REUTERS)

It’s unclear which of the rules Sancho was cautioned for but as he technically broke both, the referee was within his rights to caution him.

Nevertheless, Sancho will feel it is a worthy punishment to raise awareness for an issue that has sparked outrage across the world and has shined a light on the ill-treatment of black people at the hands of the police.

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