Marcelo confirmed his help for the Black Lives Matter motion by kneeling when celebrating his objective in Actual Madrid’s 3-1 win over Eibar.
Toni Kroos and Sergio Ramos have been additionally on the right track as Zinedine Zidane’s aspect stored the strain on LaLiga leaders Barcelona, who maintain a two-point lead over their rivals.
Actual Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had a second to neglect, although, as his error led to Eibar’s second-half comfort objective.
Pedro Bigas’ deflected shot by some means discovered its well past the previous Chelsea goalkeeper within the 60th minute.
However the recreation is more likely to be remembered for Marcelo’s celebration.
The Brazil left-back picked the ball up simply contained in the field and smashed it previous Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic as he instantly took a knee within the 37th minute.
Black Lives Matter protests have been happening worldwide for the reason that demise of George Floyd, an African American man who died when a police officer kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis final month.
Earlier this month, Liverpool gamers confirmed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter motion by kneeling on the Anfield pitch, whereas Arsenal stars did the identical on the Emirates turf.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the distinctive sort of demonstration in 2016.
He protested police brutality in direction of black individuals when he kneeled in the course of the nationwide anthem earlier than an NFL recreation.
The Premier League has given help to its gamers who wish to take a knee earlier than or throughout matches when the competitors resumes on Wednesday.
Gamers can even exchange the names on the again of their shirts with ‘Black Lives Matter’ for the primary 12 matches of the restart.
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