DC United express solidarity with Black Lives Matter, George Floyd via Audi Field pitch

    As D.C. United prepare for Major League Soccer to return to play with training at Audi Field, they have also used their patch of real estate just off South Capitol Street to express solidarity with those protesting the killing of George Floyd by police and the Black Lives Matter movement.

    An image posted by the club’s Twitter account shows the West flank of the Audi Field pitch painted in red, bold block lettering with the words “I Can’t Breathe,” a reference to Floyd’s last words as he died while being detained by Minneapolis police officers.

    Smaller block letters in the center circle read “BLM,” a nod to the broader Black Lives Matter movement.

    The words were painted by players, club staff and supporters, per Steven Goff of the Washington Post.

    The gesture has echoes of another similar move in Washington. Muriel Bowser, the city’s mayor, approved a giant street mural of the words “Black Lives Matter” on the stretch of 16th Street NW a couple blocks south of the White House.

    Floyd died on May 25 at age 46. All four officers involved in the incident have been fired and charged. Officer Derek Chauvin is currently charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

    NFL Betting

    Source link news

    Related articles



    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Betting on Soccer

    Share article

    Latest articles

    The one reason that Ross Barkley didn’t leave Chelsea this summer

    Chelsea’s summer clear-out While the senior major incominga at Stamford Bridge this summer were Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku, a free addition of third choice goalkeeper...

    Guardiola Believes De Bruyne Is Getting Back To His Best “Step By Step” After Lengthy Injury Battle

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was delighted that Kevin De Bruyne managed to last the full 90 minutes in the 6-1 win over Wycombe...

    Spurs dealt huge blow ahead of Wolves clash

    3 minute read 22/9/2021 | 02:10pm Tottenham Hotspur have been handed another...

    Milan-Venezia: The Rossoneri squad | Rossoneri Blog

    Ismaël Bennacer during training at Milanello. ( is the squad of Milan.AC Milan face Venezia FC on Wednesday evening when the...
    Betting on Soccer


    Subscribe to stay updated.