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USA are going to support racial justice at the Liberty Stadium

Tue 10 November 2020 | 13:23

Tyler Adams, the RB Leipzig star, said that the United States national team are going to support racial justice by taking a knee at the Liberty Stadium.

RB Leipzig

midfielder

Tyler Adams

says that the

United States

are going to support racial justice when they return to action in

Wales

. It is the first time since the death of George Floyd.

Floyd was a black man who died in May when a police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for several minutes and since then, anti-racism protests have been going on across the USA and the world.

‘Enough is Enough’ is a video in which several American players, including Adams, appeared to show their support for racial justice.

The USA team are going to make an anti-racism stand before their Swansea friendly on Thursday.

“We’re kind of waiting until matchday to show how we can bring recognition to the situation.” Adam said.

“Without giving too much away, we just want to continue to educate people about what’s going on and continuing to happen.

“There will be a little something on game day that we do. The internal discussions have been great, within the team supporting one another, sharing each other’s beliefs, and how people perceive certain situations and their opinions on it.

“Those open and difficult discussions have been really helpful to the team.”

The US Soccer Federation has a policy for players to stand during the national anthem. It was adopted in 2017 when US women's star Megan Rapinoe knelt in a peaceful protest against police brutality.

Now the US Soccer Federation has revoked the policy, so the American players could take a knee at the Liberty Stadium.

The USA have not played since a 1-0 friendly with Costa Rica at the start of February.


source: SportMob