Jadon Sancho revealed a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ T-shirt after scoring for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

Sancho scored a sublime hat-trick to make it 20 goals and 20 assists for the season, inspiring his side to a 6-1 victory over Paderborn, and took the opportunity to send a message of solidarity to those protesting in America following the tragic death of Mr Floyd.

Jadon Sancho displays a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ message under his Borussia Dortmund shirt

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Jadon Sancho displays a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ message under his Borussia Dortmund shirt

Mr Floyd was an unarmed black man who died after white police officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck last Monday in Minneapolis.

His death has sparked furious protests across the US.

‘Justice for George Floyd’ was scrawled on the T-shirt revealed by Sancho after he tapped home to make it 2-0 to Dortmund at Paderborn. Sancho received a yellow card for taking his shirt off.

The England international went on to score a hat-trick – the first of his career – as Dortmund closed out a 6-1 victory.

Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi also removed his shirt after scoring to reveal the same message as Sancho scrawled on his T-shirt.

Earlier on Sunday, Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram took a knee in tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement after scoring in the win against Union Berlin.

Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thruam took a knee as a mark of respect

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Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thruam took a knee as a mark of respect

Tens of thousands of people have joined nightly protests across the US since the death, with at least 1,600 people arrested in 22 cities

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Tens of thousands of people have joined nightly protests across the US since the death, with at least 1,600 people arrested in 22 cities

A police officer has been sacked and charged with third-degree murder following Mr Floyd’s death.

Tens of thousands of people have joined nightly protests across the US over the past week, with at least 1,600 people arrested in 22 cities as some demonstrations descended into violence.

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