14th June, 2020
It was surely a good day for the teeming fans of Real Madrid as their darling team defeated Eibar on Sunday 3-1 to reduce the gap between them and Barcelona to two points at the top of the LaLiga table.
The game was made even more special as Marcelo dedicated his goal as a tribute to George Floyd by going down on a knee after scoring. It was surely a good sight to behold for many.
The Brazilian took a knee after finding the net in a nod to the Black Lives Matter movement.
As we all know, protests have taken place across the United States and the world after George Floyd was killed by a policeman in Minneapolis on May 25.
The gesture of taking a knee has become synonymous with the protests against systemic racism in sport in the United States and now players are using their platforms to show their support for the movement in Europe.
Even in the Bundesliga, many teams have taken a knee before recent matches, while Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi have been among those to dedicate goals to George Floyd.