George Floyd death: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic join the protest
Following the death of George Floyd in the United States, there have been intense protests against racism around the world. Tennis greats Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have joined the protest against the assassination of George Floyd in the United States.
This is how they took part in the Twitter campaign called #BlackoutTuesday. Djokovic shared the message, “Black lives have value.” The message has been circulating on social media for days. Grand Slam winners Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, and Stan Wawrinka also spoke out in support of the fight against apartheid.
Not only did they post black screenshots, they also called on everyone to come forward more actively against apartheid. That’s what 18-year-old Goff hinted at in an Instagram post by Swiss tennis great Federer.
The U.S. Tennis Association also joined the protest, saying in a statement that African-Americans are an integral part of our tennis family. The US Tennis Association is determined to stand up against racism and any injustice.
FIFA and UEFA have sided with the footballers who protested Floyd’s death. Such as Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund. After scoring in the Bundesliga, he took off his jersey and showed off his T-shirt. As it was written, George Floyd wanted justice for the murder.