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Professional soccer player pays tribute to George Floyd after scoring goal

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A British professional soccer player displayed a shirt calling for justice in the wake of the killing of George Floyd during a match Sunday as protests continued in cities around the U.S.

Jadon Sancho revealed a yellow shirt emblazoned with the words “justice for George Floyd” during his team’s match against Paderborn after the Borussia Dortmund winger scored the first hat trick — scoring three goals in one game — of his professional career.

“First professional hat trick . A bittersweet moment personally as there are more important things going on in the world today that we must address and help make a change,” he tweeted.

“We have to come together as one & fight for justice. We are stronger together!” Sancho added.

Sancho’s statement Sunday comes as a handful of protests have cropped up internationally following Floyd’s death, which occurred after a Minneapolis police officer was seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes on video. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was arrested and charged Friday with third-degree murder.

Demonstrations have been held across the U.K. and Germany in Floyd’s honor, including in London, Manchester, and Berlin.

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