The head coach of the Montreal Impact, Thierry Henry, had promised to take a strong gesture in the framework of the movement “Black Lives Matter” and did it Thursday night.
While his training was playing its first game of the tournament “MLS is Back” to Orlando, the French spent the first few minutes of the game with one knee to the ground.
In total, he remained kneeling for eight minutes, and 46 seconds to make a tribute to George Floyd.
Last may, the Afro-American 46-year-old was killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis. The representative of the forces of law and order has cut off the breath of its victim by crushing his throat with his knee for eight minutes, and 46 seconds.
Highly publicized, the death of George Floyd has triggered anger across the United States and on the planet. Major League Soccer has stressed the importance of the movement “Black Lives Matter” before the first fight of his tournament.
Henry, as the coach of the Revolution in New-England, Bruce Arena, was wearing a sweater with the slogan.