Bayern defender Boateng urges players to kneel down for Champions League matches

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Defender Bayern Munich Jerome Boateng called on footballers to support the Black Lives Matter movement in Champions League matches by kneeling down.

“I think it would be a powerful message,” The Independent quotes Boateng. – Especially if you do it in the final, because the whole world will watch this match. I think it’s important to continue doing this in other sports as well. I hope that representatives from tournaments that have not yet resumed will also join us.

We discussed the issue of racism with teammates Leon Goretzkaya and Joshua Kimmich. They asked how to support me, what happened to me when I was young, what it was like to face racism. I was able to tell them my story, tell them about my experiences. Then he invited them to introduce young people who, perhaps, face such a problem for the first time, to imagine how they can be helped, how to support them. There are situations when it is really difficult to help, but you can always help. Of course, when a crowd goes against one and no one is nearby, then it is not known how it will end, but if there is someone nearby, he can call the police, call for help, whatever, because it can help save someone who was in danger.

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