To headline an anti-police brutality campaign, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and Bayern Munich’s fullback Alphonso Davies joined USA Men’s national team stars were joined Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, and Christian Pulisic
McKennie was one of several Bundesliga stars offering solidarity messages in the wake of the Minneapolis murder of George Floyd.
Floyd ‘s death prompted worldwide protests, after the filming of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvino pressing his knee on the individual’s neck for more than eight minutes despite crying for help.
McKennie wrote “Justice for George Floyd” on his captain’s bracelet for Schalke ‘s loss to Weder Bremen while Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi, and Marcus Thuram also made statements after scoring with the Bundesliga over the weekend confirming that none of those who protested would be punished.
In the days after, McKennie says he wants to keep talking about social problems and police violence in the U.S., with a new video hosted by the Schalke star featuring a selection of current and former USMNT stars.
Several other USMNT stars are joining McKennie, Adams, and Pulisic including Jozy Altidore, Jonathan Lewis, Giovanni Reyna, Josh Sargent, Zack Steffen, and DeAndre Yedlin. A pair of USMNT icons in Clint Dempsey and DaMarcus Beasley as well as the U.S. women’s national team forward Mallory Pugh are also included.
However, the video is not limited to American internationals, since Rudiger and Davies are joined by Thilo Kehrer of Paris Saint-Germain, Rabbi Matondo, and Omar Mascrell of Schalke, and the Berlin of Hertha.
Also appearing are NBA stars Larry Nance Jr. and Cristiano Felicio, representing the respective Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls.
Following on McKennie ‘s tweet, the midfielder included a link to support the Movement for Black Lives Matter. On Sunday McKennie and Schalke face Union Berlin.