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Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s footballer fiance Andre Gray can’t count how many times he’s been pulled over


Andre Gray speaks on racism existing in the UK (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s fiance Andre Gray revealed he can’t count how many times he has been pulled over as he spoke on racism in the UK.

The Watford striker discussed the ‘ignorant people’ who aren’t understanding why people in the UK have been protesting after the death of George Floyd.

‘It’s not just about George Floyd and the brutality that is going on in America,’ the 28-year-old explained to The Guardian.

‘It is about what is going on in England and the rest of the world. I feel we are lucky we don’t have armed police officers on the street because we are still stereotyped and judged by these police officers over here, just the same [as in the US].’

He continued: ‘I can’t even count how many times I’ve been pulled over. I can’t count how many times I’ve gone to a club and not got in, how many times a security guard has followed me round a shop. I can’t count how many times that somebody has asked me if I’m a footballer because I’ve come out of a nice car.

Andre explained that, as a black man, he’ll only ever be perceived as a ‘footballer, a rapper or a drug dealer.’

Andre wasn’t used to people reacting so strongly to police brutality (Picture: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

News of white police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck sparked protests all around the world, with everyone from celebrities, sports teams and brands speaking out about racism against black people.

‘It wasn’t something I’m not used to seeing,’ he said of Floyd’s death, when different cases of police brutality have been occurring for a long time.

‘Which is pretty sad to say. It’s maybe more disturbing for other people but for me and a lot of black people, it’s become a normal thing to see.’

Thousands have been marching in support of Black Lives Matter in London and around the UK.

Love Island stars Amber Gill, Luke Trotman, Siannise Fudge, and Mike Boateng have been attending the protests.

Meanwhile, Star Wars actor John Boyega took to Hyde Park’s protest to share a passionate speech on the pain black people feel ‘being reminded every day that your race means nothing.’

Leigh-Anne has also spoken out about feeling like the ‘least-favoured’ Little Mix member due to the colour of her skin.

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