Anti-Racism fight in MLS: an Impressive Protest in the American football

for Minutes the more than 100 black footballer stretched in silence, her clenched right fist in the black glove in the sky from Orlando. At the same time, playe

Anti-Racism fight in MLS: an Impressive Protest in the American football

for Minutes the more than 100 black footballer stretched in silence, her clenched right fist in the black glove in the sky from Orlando. At the same time, players David-Beckham went to clubs Inter Miami and Orlando City SC at the midfield circle on a knee With a impressive signs against racism, the Major League Soccer started in your tournament after the Corona break.

"It was very powerful to raise my fist and stand with so many people on the course, try to change in this country. And this is what we need to do,“ said the Inter player Juan Agudelo after the 1:2 defeat. Before the whistle, the professionals of Miami and Orlando, as well as the Referees on Wednesday evening (local time) went a second Time on a knee, the gesture, the Football Quarterback Colin Kaepernick once against police violence against Black people and racism protested. On TV pictures, no players were to be seen, who were standing.

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Before that, there was the joint action of the team with the black players of other Teams, with probably the most political of all Gestures: Already in 1968, African American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Olympic Games in Mexico city had during the ceremony with her clenched fist protest. "This Protest is about fighting for racial equality and human rights," said organizer Justin Morrow from Toronto FC. The defender stands in front of the Association of Black Player for Change (Black player for the change).

The Association has asked the League to install, among other things, a Department for diversity, coaching against discrimination and the cultural education to expand. "Everyone in the world should hold on for a few minutes and to our children and teach them how to be a better person and a better world," said the Portuguese European champion Nani, the in 97. Minute the winning goal was scored.

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All the football Teams are the most Basketball-final tournament in Germany in a large bubble, which is, however, significantly greater than in Munich. The teams live and play - as soon as the Basketball Teams in the NBA - on the site of the ESPN Wild World of Sports in Disney World in Florida. After the competition, with the finals at 11. August,, after two days of play broken regular MLS to be continued in-season, before the Playoffs to follow.

a Sporting incentive for the Florida tournament: the points from The group games count for the regular season, the winner will also receive a Ticket for the Concacaf Champions League.

before the Start of the match, FC Dallas had to due to the number of corona virus cases in the Team to participate without. Because, in the meantime, also in Nashville SC a minimum of nine professionals are infected with the Virus, has been cancelled which is actually also for the Wednesday evening scheduled match against Bastian Schweinsteiger's former club Chicago Fire.

spectators are not allowed at the Games. The games will not be played in the normal stages. The field of the game for Orlando against Miami reminded of a training field, was surrounded by advertising boards and large blue Plan, which in some settings of the TV broadcast of the digital advertisement was played.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 08:19

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